Joined: 22 Nov. 2003
From: livingston United Kingdom
As I have not been to any of the others, I had to vote for the Childhood Museum in Edinburgh. The first time I went was with my mum when it first opened. She recalled all her childhood with the various exhibits. I'm sure that my grandkids would be awestruck with the various reminders of my childhood, most of the games lost due to the computer!
I usually had a wee round shoe polish tin for "peeferybeds" whilst others has the oblong tin of "golden Virgibia". Then I discovered the cheating- others rubbing wax on the underside of the "peever" so it could reach further up the bed and win.
Sorry to go off subject, but we also had bools and if you had won a steelly ,you were the king of the castle until you lost it and so statedgy had to come into force when you played it.
Then there was French cricket and "knivey". all games in my childhood, out in the open and normally in pouring rain.
I never see any kids playing them now.
However I think mums then had it easy. oot of bed, breakfast, a few pieces o jam and a bottle of free NHS diluted orange juice if you had a baby in the family, and Mum wouldsn't see you for hours. OOt playing in the suburbs or even venturing to the beach (and silverknowes or Cramond) and nae horror stories of phaediphiles.
That was my childhood and probably should have been posted as a new thread