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Harborough Toys

Dating from the early 17th century, a unique hoard of more than 200 toys was found behind a bricked-up stairwell in St. Dionysisus Church in the centre of Market Harborough. The toys include whip-tops, tip-cats, small balls and sap whistles.

They were made from wood, pig's knuckle bones and fabrics, all easily obtainable materials to children who had to make their own toys long before such thing…