Many children throughout the early to mid 20th Century would have had a “Gird n Cleek”, or more commonly known as Stick n Hoop. They were made by blacksmiths and sold to children all over Scotland as a common toy. Children would be seen racing along the pavements and roads with their hoops, pushing them, endeavouring to keep them upright.
I noticed in this 1903 scene from the Village, a boy on the left playing with a Gird n Cleek. I won’t ask if you had one, rather if you know of them!
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Boys had ” oracles”
Girls played ” Beds ” (hopscotch )
Boys had ” cleek an gir
Girls had ” whup an peery
Boys played ” bools ”
Girls collected ” scraps ”
Boys made ” slungs ”
Girls played ” ropes”
All circa 1955 ! . Apologies for any sexism ! Involved