Title: Plenty of room to play
Date: Around 1908
Creator: Unknown, taken from Our Waifs and Strays, July 1908, page 393
Girls playing Ring-a-ring-a-roses in the back garden of the Loughton home. Playgrounds used to be full of the sounds of singing games like this. The song Ring-a-ring-a-roses was actually based on the unpleasant events of the Black Death in London during 1665 - when people would wear posies of flowers to hide the stench of the plague.
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