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Indoor Games

Books of games to be played outdoors or at home were very popular. This game of 'Head, Body and Legs' comes from The Modern Playmate - A Book of Games, Sports and Diversions for Boys of all Ages by The Reverend J G Wood.


In the classroom:

Have a go at this game. Look at the other games on The Judge's Lodging website. you will find games to play indoors and outside:

Victorian Games

head body legs
head body legs


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Strange But True

  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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