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And when you were a child do you remember any books that you used to like to read or any favourite stories?

I wasn’t into reading, no!

What kind of things did you do for fun? What kind of games did you play?

Piggy, you know, we used to play and skipping and we used to have a shop, we’d make a shop and we used to… I don’t know where we used to get it, all broken glass, different colours and you put it into tins, like polish tins, you know and it was supposed to be sweets and you’d make a weighing scales with polish tins and a piece of wood and a string, you know, and you’d be weighing out the sweets!


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Childhood, Games, Street life

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"May Smullen remembers a childhood game she played." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #328 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:40 pm)