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Background imageChildhood Collection: Donkey ride a071928

Donkey ride a071928
Hampstead Heath, Greater London. Two small boys riding donkeys being led across the road in front of Whitestone Pond, with people strolling on the banks of the pond behind

Background imageChildhood Collection: A goat-drawn carriage SAM01 / 02 / 0239

A goat-drawn carriage SAM01 / 02 / 0239
A goat-drawn carriage for children, somewhere in London. We don t know why, when or where the photograph was taken, nor the identities of the man and little girl

Background imageChildhood Collection: Classroom DP217275

Classroom DP217275
Hopton Church of England Primary School, Thelnetham Road, Hopton, Suffolk. East classroom view from north west

Background imageChildhood Collection: Ramsbury Wiltshire BB97_11952

Ramsbury Wiltshire BB97_11952
Ramsbury, Wiltshire. Women and children posing outside a thatched cottage. Photographed by Frederick Ault. Part of the Henry Taunt collection (1860-1922)

Background imageChildhood Collection: Mobile DP220755

Mobile DP220755
Bunksland Farmhouse, East Anstey, North Devon. Detail of a mobile comprising silhouettes of horses, hanging from the ceiling in the farmhouses ground-floor room

Background imageChildhood Collection: Ice cream van JLP01_08_071642

Ice cream van JLP01_08_071642
Hornchurch Court, Bonsall Street, Hulme, Manchester. A recently completed multi-storey block of Sectra flats in Hulme, probably Hornchurch Court

Background imageChildhood Collection: Wootton Rivers MCF01_02_0674

Wootton Rivers MCF01_02_0674
Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, Wiltshire. A view looking north along the main street through Wootton Rivers, showing The Royal Oak Inn on the right of the foreground

Background imageChildhood Collection: Aneurin Bevan JLP01_01_055_66

Aneurin Bevan JLP01_01_055_66
PATCHWAY, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Aneurin Bevan, the Minister of Health, greeting children and signing autographs at the official opening of fifty houses on the Patchway Estate

Background imageChildhood Collection: Street entertainer OFH01_01_01_f04_13

Street entertainer OFH01_01_01_f04_13
Weimar Street, Putney, Wandsworth, Greater London. A crowd gathered around a barrel organ in Weimer Street seen from the photographer's premises at 9 Putney High Street

Background imageChildhood Collection: Edwardian childhood MCF01_02_1298

Edwardian childhood MCF01_02_1298
CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. Three young girls in pinafore dresses playing on a road in Cheddar

Background imageChildhood Collection: Edwardian childhood MCF01_02_1279

Edwardian childhood MCF01_02_1279
CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. An informal portrait of four children. The photograph was taken on a track beside the Cheddar Yeo river towards the south of the town

Background imageChildhood Collection: Outside the pub door MCF01_02_1512

Outside the pub door MCF01_02_1512
Rose and Crown, Butler's Cross, Ellesborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. A view of the Rose & Crown pub with children outside the entrance to the pub

Background imageChildhood Collection: Rose and Crown pub MCF01_02_1511

Rose and Crown pub MCF01_02_1511
Rose and Crown, Butler's Cross, Ellesborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. A view of the Rose & Crown pub with cottages alongside, showing children outside the entrance to the pub

Background imageChildhood Collection: Burford Fair MCF01_02_0727

Burford Fair MCF01_02_0727
HIGH STREET, BURFORD, WEST OXFORDSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE. A view of the fair in Burford seen from the junction of Priory Lane with the High Street

Background imageChildhood Collection: Wootton Rivers MCF01_02_0675

Wootton Rivers MCF01_02_0675
Wootton Rivers, Wiltshire, Wiltshire. A view looking south along the main street through Wootton Rivers, showing The Royal Oak Inn on the left of the foreground

Background imageChildhood Collection: Burton Bradstock MCF01_02_0656

Burton Bradstock MCF01_02_0656
Burton Bradstock School, Church Street, Burton Bradstock, West Dorset, Dorset. Boys looking over a wall at the River Bride from the grounds of Burton Bradstock School

Background imageChildhood Collection: Martins Pond MCF01_02_0471

Martins Pond MCF01_02_0471
Martins Pond, Potten End, Nettleden with Potten End, Dacorum, Hertfordshire. Children playing beside the pond in Potten End

Background imageChildhood Collection: Sheep droving MCF01_02_0186

Sheep droving MCF01_02_0186
MARKET CROSS, CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. Sheep being herded past the market cross in Cheddar with children watching

Background imageChildhood Collection: Fishing MCF01_02_0153

Fishing MCF01_02_0153
UXBRIDGE, HILLINGDON, GREATER LONDON. A group of boys fishing from a wooden footbridge over a stream or river in Uxbridge

Background imageChildhood Collection: Donkey riding MCF01_02_0115

Donkey riding MCF01_02_0115
Ypres Castle Inn, Gungarden, Rye, Rother, East Sussex. A view of the Ypres Castle Inn and steps from the south-east, showing three boys in the foreground with one of them riding a donkey

Background imageChildhood Collection: Model yacht club MCF01_02_0084

Model yacht club MCF01_02_0084
KENSINGTON GARDENS, ROUND POND, KENSINGTON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. Children with their model yachts at Round Pond on Whit Monday

Background imageChildhood Collection: Punch and Judy MCF01_02_0042

Punch and Judy MCF01_02_0042
MARLOWE MEMORIAL, BUTTERMARKET, CANTERBURY, KENT. A group of children gathered around a Punch And Judy stand next to the Marlowe Memorial in the Buttermarket

Background imageChildhood Collection: Seaford Promenade JHB01_01_04

Seaford Promenade JHB01_01_04
Seaford Promenade, Seaford, Lewes, East Sussex. A view along Seaford promenade, with Seaford head visible in the distance

Background imageChildhood Collection: Croquet on the lawn GRE03_01_052

Croquet on the lawn GRE03_01_052
The Raikes, Raikes Lane, Great Lever, Bolton, Greater Manchester. The exterior of The Raikes with two children playing croquet on the front lawn. Photographed between 1860 and 1874

Background imageChildhood Collection: Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0323

Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0323
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, Greater London. Two children, silhouetted against the water, jumping into the pool at Tooting Bec Lido

Background imageChildhood Collection: Fountain PLA01_03_0245

Fountain PLA01_03_0245
Barking Park, Splash Park, Barking, Barking and Dagenham, Greater London. A restored fountain at one end of the Splash Park, formerly a lido, in Barking Park

Background imageChildhood Collection: Splash Park PLA01_03_0243

Splash Park PLA01_03_0243
Barking Park, Splash Park, Barking, Barking and Dagenham, Greater London. Looking over the Splash Park, formerly a lido, in Barking Park

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playing in the street a62_02727

Playing in the street a62_02727
Stanway Road, Stanton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Looking north on Stanway Road towards The Manor with Old Barn and Old Dairy in the foreground, and showing children running along the road

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playing in the street a62_02726

Playing in the street a62_02726
Stanway Road, Stanton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. A view of houses at the northern end of Stanway Road with children playing in the road

Background imageChildhood Collection: Taking horses to water BB026108

Taking horses to water BB026108
SHIPLAKE, SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE. A boy taking three horses to drink in the Thames at Shiplake

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playing field DP261760

Playing field DP261760
Norwood Playing Field, Parkhall Road, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire. A view looking across the empty childrens playground at Norwood Playing Field, during the Covid-19 lockdown

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playing field DP261761

Playing field DP261761
Norwood Playing Field, Parkhall Road, Somersham, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire. A view looking across the empty childrens playground at Norwood Playing Field, during the Covid-19 lockdown

Background imageChildhood Collection: Victoria Park Estate JLP01_08_078248

Victoria Park Estate JLP01_08_078248
Victoria Park Estate, Macclesfield, Cheshire East. Three girls standing beside a stone wall, looking towards flats in the distance at the Victoria Park development

Background imageChildhood Collection: Victoria Park Estate JLP01_08_078264a

Victoria Park Estate JLP01_08_078264a
Victoria Park Estate, Macclesfield, Cheshire East. Four boys sitting on a stone wall, looking towards flats in the distance at the Victoria Park development, built using the 12M Jespersen system

Background imageChildhood Collection: Primary School JLP01_08_07726

Primary School JLP01_08_07726
VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL, WHINLATTER ROAD, COPELAND, CUMBRIA. Schoolchildren engaged in various activities in a classroom at Valley Primary School

Background imageChildhood Collection: Party food JLP01_08_020216

Party food JLP01_08_020216
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Children wearing party hats and having tea at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageChildhood Collection: Party hats JLP01_08_020211

Party hats JLP01_08_020211
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. A group of girls adjusting their party hats at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageChildhood Collection: Musical chairs JLP01_08_020208

Musical chairs JLP01_08_020208
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. A game of musical chairs being played at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageChildhood Collection: Audience JLP01_08_020205

Audience JLP01_08_020205
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents with their children watching the entertainment at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageChildhood Collection: Balloons JLP01_08_202223

Balloons JLP01_08_202223
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents and children playing with balloons at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageChildhood Collection: Mothers and toddlers JLP01_08_020204

Mothers and toddlers JLP01_08_020204
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents with their children watching the entertainment at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageChildhood Collection: Royal opening JLP01_09_820795

Royal opening JLP01_09_820795
Shire Hall, Shinfield Park, Shinfield, Wokingham, Berkshire. Queen Elizabeth II and the Chairman of Berkshire County Council descending a flight of steps lined with Brownies

Background imageChildhood Collection: Amusements JLP01_08_000243

Amusements JLP01_08_000243
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A woman with a child in a pushchair at an amusement park during a Laing staff outing to Skegness

Background imageChildhood Collection: Start them early JLP01_08_000242

Start them early JLP01_08_000242
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A Laing worker helping a small child build a sandcastle on the beach, during a staff outing to Skegness

Background imageChildhood Collection: Pooles Park JLP01_08_084205

Pooles Park JLP01_08_084205
Pooles Park, Finsbury Park, Islington, Greater London. Two children playing on posts in a playground besides blocks of flats at Pooles Park, built using the 12M Jespersen system

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playground JLP01_10_46030

Playground JLP01_10_46030
NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA, KING EDWARDS ROAD, BIRMINGHAM. A view of the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham during construction, taken from the west, with two children at a playground in the foreground

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playground JLP01_08_084029

Playground JLP01_08_084029
Lancashire Hill, Stockport. Children playing in one of the playgrounds at Lancashire Hill, surrounded by flats built using the 12M Jespersen system

Background imageChildhood Collection: Playtime JLP01_08_007740

Playtime JLP01_08_007740
Maryport Primary School, Maryport, Allerdale, Cumbria. Schoolchildren playing during breaktime at Maryport Primary School, September 1952



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