Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941). The iron hoop would have been run along the ground and kept going with the stick. This was a very popular game for children at this time. Sutcliffe is best known for his naturalistic and spontaneous style of photography, especially his portrayals of Whitby's fishing community. He was a founder member of The Linked Ring Brotherhood and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1941.
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