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1950s Childhood Collection

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Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Mother and daughters at a London bus stop

Mother and daughters at a London bus stop
A mother and her two daughters waiting for a No.6 bus at Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London W9. They are all smartly dressed, but the houses in the background are showing postwar shabbiness

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Physical education, netball

Physical education, netball
Four girls playing netball, one tall girl takes a shot, the others await the rebound. Did she score?...we ll never know

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Young Trainspotters

Young Trainspotters
Boy trainspotters at Newton Abbot, Devon, England. In the platform is the Royal Duchy, with British Rail diesel engine Dragon at the head

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Llandudno Donkeys

Llandudno Donkeys
A mother and her children enjoy riding on the donkeys at Llandudno beach, Wales. Date: early 1960s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Police Public Call Box, London

Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Port Sunlight Lido

Port Sunlight Lido
A noisy scene at Port Sunlight open air swimming pool, with lots of children having fun, Merseyside, England. Date: circa 1960

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Pe Class / Melton Mobray

Pe Class / Melton Mobray
Physical Exercise - Fitness class in progress at Sarson School for Girls, Melton Mowbray

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Sea Scout Patrol Walthamstow on a day out

Sea Scout Patrol Walthamstow on a day out
Boys from the Walthamstow Sea Scout Patrol on a day out in the country. circa 1950

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Boy with sugar beet

Boy with sugar beet
A little boy with two sugar beet, 1956 Date: 1956

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Grasmere Rush Festival

Grasmere Rush Festival
The Rush Bearing Festival at Grasmere, Lake District, England. Church floors were earthen and rushes were strewn on the floor for warmth. Held on St. Oswalds Day. Date: 1950s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Bedfordshire road signs 1950

Bedfordshire road signs 1950
A girl in sturdy shoes and long socks, probably school uniform, perches on top of a signpost by the B579 road near Chalton in Bedfordshire

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Maypole, Ickwell, Beds

Maypole, Ickwell, Beds
The children of Ickwell, Bedfordshire continue the English tradition of Maypole dancing on the village green as part of their May Day festivities

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Maypole Dancing, Ickwell

Maypole Dancing, Ickwell
The children of Ickwell, Bedfordshire continue the English tradition of Maypole dancing on the village green as part of their May Day festivities

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Boy collecting apples

Boy collecting apples
A smiling, happy boy amongst the orchard trees, collecting the fallen shiny English apples in a wooden box. Painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Playing Darts, Worcestershire

Playing Darts, Worcestershire
A young boy playing darts, his board nailed to an outdoor pole, outside the Fleet (Arms?) pub, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Four children on a beach, playing with a boat

Four children on a beach, playing with a boat
Four children -- three girls and a boy -- on a beach, playing with a boat. They are all happy and smiling

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Physical education, Boxing

Physical education, Boxing
At a secondary school in Stoke on Trent, England, two boys box in front of their class mates, part of their physical education

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Physical education, gym

Physical education, gym
In the gymnasium a boy performs an acrobatic feat, watched by his fellow classmates. He leaps head first over four other boys who crouch on the floor

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Gym Class in Progress

Gym Class in Progress
Physical Exercise - gym class in progress at Danesfield County Primary School, Buckinghamshire

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Four Sea Scouts at Colchester, Essex

Four Sea Scouts at Colchester, Essex
Four Sea Scouts under instruction and making notes at Colchester, Essex. circa 1950

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Vaccinations

Vaccinations
A doctor and his nurse vaccinate schoolgirls againgst polio, Landskrona, Sweden 1957. Date: 1957

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Metropolitan Police officers teaching road safety

Metropolitan Police officers teaching road safety to children. The man in the white outfit with traffic lights on his front is Safety Sam

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Ship in harbour

Ship in harbour
Two boys in the harbour of Landskrona, Sweden 1956. Date: 1956

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Girl doing makeup

Girl doing makeup
A little girl uses her moms lipstick in front of the mirror Date: 1950s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Camping Family 1950S

Camping Family 1950S
A happy mother emerges from the tent with a tray of unbreakable plastic plates and cups, surrounded by her loving family in this rather idealistic camping scene! Date: early 1950s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Vintage Cars

Vintage Cars
A little boy sits proudly in his model car, in front of three vintage cars parked on a cobbled street. Date: 1950s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Childrens party, 1953

Childrens party, 1953
Four children enjoy a charming (if a little sparse) looking Christmas tea party. The girls are wearing smocked party dresses by Lindsay Maid

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Queen Elizabeth II making Christmas broadcast

Queen Elizabeth II making Christmas broadcast
H. M. The Queen seated at the microphone making her Christmas broadcast from Government House, Auckland in 1953. Date: 1953

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Children posting a letter

Children posting a letter
Two children, dressed in adorable matching yellow outfits, post a letter at a rather remote looking postbox. Date: 1951

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: News Round Boy 1950S

News Round Boy 1950S
Delivering newspapers on his bicycle, a boy pauses to speak to a colleague. Date: 1950s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Eton Boy in Street 1950S

Eton Boy in Street 1950S
An Eton schoolboy going nonchalantly into town. Date: 1950s

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Girl with baby in pram, Cornwall

Girl with baby in pram, Cornwall
A girl smiles down at a baby in a pram, while on holiday at a seaside town in Cornwall. The baby is playing with a bucket and spade. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Milk for school children, 1955

Milk for school children, 1955
Before Margaret Thatcher the milk snatcher put and end to free school milk for the over sevens, all primary school children would enjoy their daily third pint ration at school

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Boy Feeds Rabbit C1950S

Boy Feeds Rabbit C1950S
A little boy feeds his rabbit

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: SACK RACE

SACK RACE
Children compete in a sack race, during a school sports day

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: School Netball Match

School Netball Match
A netball game in progress at a school

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Sports Day / Running 1950S

Sports Day / Running 1950S
A very determined-looking boy runs along the track. A group of schoolboys, watch him, some in shorts, others in school uniform

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Stamp Collecting 1960S

Stamp Collecting 1960S
A boy stamp collector, sticking stamps into his stamp book

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Science Class

Science Class
Henry Thornton Grammar School, Clapham, London: the teacher gives a demonstration

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Classroom Scene Nevill

Classroom Scene Nevill
Nevill County Secondary School A classroom of children sitting at their desks Date: 1960

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Chimney Sweep & Brush

Chimney Sweep & Brush
A chimney sweep kneels on the hearth and prepares to insert his brush up the chimney

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Boy Holding a Kitten

Boy Holding a Kitten
A boy in a striped shirt and trousers with braces holds a fluffy tabby kitten

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Girls Admire a Boy

Girls Admire a Boy
Two little girls appear to have a crush on the little boy sitting in this concrete ring

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Boys approaching the entrance of the Natural History Museum

Boys approaching the entrance of the Natural History Museum
Reports on the first few months of the Childrens Centre concluded that the majority of the children were under 11, often sent out after breakfast with nothing to do

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Little boy with fox, c. 1950

Little boy with fox, c. 1950
Parents and older siblings were actively discouraged from visiting the Childrens Centre, to ensure that the children were free to be themselves

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Allos - France

Allos - France - Seignus farmer who supplies the Hotel Pascal. (His son is serving in Korean War). Anne on ane. Date: 1951

Background image1950s Childhood Collection: Paris - France

Paris - France - At Le Rond Pont. As my name is Anne, my family made sure that they took photographs of me on an ane (donkey) whenever possible around the world. Date: 1951



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