What we remember- memories of play

What we remember – memories of play Compiled by Ellie @ BAND We all know that there are many, many articles about how children nowadays spend too much time indoors

Evelyn (Young in the 60’s, out and about in the 70’s)

Evelyn (Young in the 60’s, out and about in the 70’s)

Evelyn (Young in the 60’s, out and about in the 70’s) L iving in the country there was a lot of outdoor messing about in good weather, getting stuck in the mud...
Ellie (Young in the 80’s)

Ellie (Young in the 80’s)

Ellie (Young in the 80’s) I lived in a small cluster of houses in a little village in the New Forest and the thing I remember the most is a distinct lack...
Michelle (Young in the mid 70’s/early 80’s)

Michelle (Young in the mid 70’s/early 80’s)

Michelle (Young in the mid 70’s/early 80’s) We lived in cul de sac and lived in a terraced house. We used to play outside in the street a lot we had a...
Fenella (Young in the late 60’s/mid 70’s)

Fenella (Young in the late 60’s/mid 70’s)

Fenella (Young in the late 60’s/mid 70’s ) We lived in cul de sac in a large detached house with a three quarter of an acre garden which included a stream and...
Julie B (freedom to roam in the 60’s)

Julie B (freedom to roam in the 60’s)

Julie B (Freedom to roam in the 60’s) We lived above a newsagent sweet shop which was my parents’ shop. I remember nicking the sweets and weighing out the snuff, and reading...
Sarah (Young in the 70’s/80’s)

Sarah (Young in the 70’s/80’s)

Sarah (Young in the 70’s/80’s) I had an amazing library – things were very meticulously organised and everyone who came to the house would have to borrow a book! I still have...
Julie (Freedom to roam in the 60’s)

Julie (Freedom to roam in the 60’s)

Julie (Freedom to roam in the 60’s) We lived in a street of semi detached houses in a deprived part of South Bristol. We used to play outside in the fields a...
Jenny (Young in the 70’s, freedom to roam in the 80’s)

Jenny (Young in the 70’s, freedom to roam in the 80’s)

Jenny (Young in the 70’s, freedom to roam in the 80’s) I grew up in a suburb of North Bristol, living in a terrace of 3 houses in the middle of the...
Play throughout the ages

Play throughout the ages

Play throughout the ages 1900’s: In a stark contrast to today, in the early 1900’s children were expected to entertain themselves. There was no money for expensive toys, and the adults were...
Annie -Young in the 60’s

Annie -Young in the 60’s

Annie-Young in the 60’s We lived on Lodge Causeway in Fishponds which wasn’t a busy road then like it is now. Our house was a terraced one with an outside toilet. I have...
Is it time to let children play outdoors once more?

Is it time to let children play outdoors once more?

Is it time to let children play outdoors once more? Back in 2008 the decline in children’s play was laid bare when Government ministers admitted that one in four eight- to 10-year-olds...
What we remember- memories of play

What we remember- memories of play

What we remember – memories of play Compiled by Ellie @ BAND We all know that there are many, many articles about how children nowadays spend too much time indoors or on...

 

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