Children’s play time in the good old days was quite different to how it is today. There were no screens; no Minecraft or Pokemon Go, no Peppa Pig to keep the little ones entertained. The lucky children got one gift on their Birthday and at Christmas, and that was it – that one, lone gift was what they played with all year round. Children’s play time in the good old days required youngsters to use their imagination, to use their friends, and use the environment around them to have the best of times.
These photographs aim to remind us what life was like when the child’s favourite toy was a conker, when a child was allowed to run free until 9pm on a school night, when life was simpler, in some ways.