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Three Dukes (Temple Guiting)

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Performer: Children
Place Collected: Temple Guiting
Date collected: 1909 (13 Jan)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 370

A children’s game that has proved immensely popular over many years and which still might be played nowadays. The riders are usually dukes, but may be gypsies or lawyers. The game is probably very old: there are many versions of it in different European countries and it can be traced back to the early 19th century in England.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 7 May 2015