Birthday Parties

Currant scones, with money wrapped in greaseproof paper in some of them, were a great attraction.

Our birthday parties were always in our home, usually for eight or nine friends. A simple present was given. Games would be ‘Pass the Parcel’, ‘Ring a Roses’ and other simple singing games for young children. Older children would have ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’, ‘Blind Man’s Buff’ etc. The tea provided would be usually sandwiches (egg and tomato, a great favourite), currant scones, with money wrapped in greaseproof paper in some of them, were a great attraction, biscuits and small cakes.

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