These 14 marbles were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003.

'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)

To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.

Physical Description

Originally a group of fifteen marbles of various sizes (one has been removed for separate storage). Of these fourteen, six are plain ceramic, seven are patterned ceramic and one is blue glass.

Physical Description

Fifteen marbles: 1 x blue glass 6 x plain ceramic 8 x patterned ceramic

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