...never mind the weather girls... is a skipping song. And the reason why I have been a bit absent from here as I have been involved in a local oral history project and interviewing people who have lived all their lives in the area since the 1930s. Meeting and hearing the stories from such lovely people has been a great privilege, and a wonderful experience as the streets around me have come alive with layers of history and stories. Here's one for now, as I must get back to cutting, sewing and stitching for Handmade Winchester this weekend....
"Two of the mum’s would take down a washing line that went the whole length of their garden and one mum would stand on one side of the road and the other on the opposite side. And one would start and call ‘all in together girls, never mind the weather girls’ and the whole while the rope was tuning. We would all jump in. Until we were all in, seven or even ten girls."
(Photo by Kryn Taconis)
All in together girls
Never mind the weather girls
When I call your birthday, please jump in!
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December!Do you remember any games from your childhood? What about French skipping with a loop of elastic? Or playing ball against a wall? Do you remember the chants that went with them?