1960s, manchester. I remember these swings . ES - life without frills. How I imagine the slums to have been.

Who needs a Playstation? Pictures of an age when happiness was a stick of chalk and a pair of mum's big shoes...

Push and shove: Children play on a makeshift swing PICTURES by Shirley Baker, taken from the Mary Evans Picture Library Manchester

shirley baker, two girls swing on a lampost, manchester, 1965 Thanks to m3zzaluna.

Shirley Baker - Two young girls swing on a rope attached to a pavement lamppost outside a corner shop in Hulme, Manchester, 1965

Shirley Baker - Children draw on pavement with chalk, 1960's. S)

shirley baker, children draw on pavement with chalk, mezzaluna.

Knitting and the Great Dane - Manchester Dog Show 1966 by Shirley Baker

Knitting and the Great Dane - Manchester Dog Show 1966

Knitting and waiting for breed to be judged. Great Dane - Manchester Dog Show 1966 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker .

Young Boys Play on the Street - Salford Manchester 1964 by Shirley Baker

Young Boys Play on the Street - Salford Manchester 1964 by Shirley Baker Going to die from the cuteness

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Who needs a Playstation? Pictures of an age when happiness was a stick of chalk and a pair of mum's big shoes...

vintagephoto: pictures by Shirley Baker, from the Mary

Little Boy Stares Out of a Window, Salford, Manchester, 1962 by Shirley Baker.

Shirley Baker :: Little Boy Stares out of a Window, Salford, Manchester, UK, 1962 / more [+] by this photographer

The children saw things differently for to them it was a giant playground with untold treasure hidden among the junk and rubble. • Shirley Baker, recounting the spirit of the neighborhood chidren she photographed.

Making a Giant Snowball - Manchester 1968 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker

two children have great fun hanging upside down off a low rail in stockport, 1966 photo by shirley baker

two children have great fun hanging upside down off a low rail in stockport, 1966 [original] © shirley baker

On the stoop, Hulme, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1965, photograph by Shirley Baker.

Small children resting on a front stoop in Hulme, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, photograph by Shirley Baker.

© Shirley Baker Playing in the Graveyard - Stockport, 1967

© Shirley Baker Playing in the Graveyard - Stockport,

Watch the birdie! an elderly photographer in Trafalgar Square takes a polaroid photograph with a pigeon perched comedically on his flat cap, 1978. photo by Shirley Baker.

Shirley Baker :: Watch the Birdie (original caption). An elderly photographer in trafalgar square takes a polaroid photograph with a pigeon perched comedically on his flat cap, 1978 / via.

These two children are playing with a pair of Second World War surplus gas masks while one is still in his school blazer

Incredible pictures from the 1960s capture the last days of the slums

Shirley Baker :: Two children are playing with a pair of Second World War surplus gas masks while one is still in his school blazer, Manchester, Great Britain, / source: Daily Mail more [+] by.

The images showed children exploring the areas around their homes in a manner that would be unacceptable to today's parents

Incredible pictures from the 1960s capture the last days of the slums

Photographer Shirley Baker documented the last days of Manchester’s poorest districts, before concrete flats replaced back-to-back terraces, and pavement games were banished to ‘streets in the sky’

Shirley Baker: Feeding the Pigeons - Manchester, 1967

Shirley Baker: Feeding the Pigeons - Manchester, 1967

arabamolsamontgiymezdim: Shirley Baker

A young girl pushes her toy pram while wearing Dad's huge shoes - Shirley Baker, photographer

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