Children in the past

Collection by Catriona Hill

Catriona Hill
Kids chase the coins on the street in a wedding 'scramble', Gemmell Street, Glasgow. Slums, Wedding Car, Dundee, Father Of The Bride, British History, Historical Photos, Edinburgh, Old Photos, Street View


A "scramble" in Gemmel Street, Bridgeton, 1955. Scrambles were a tradition at weddings in many parts of Scotland, when neighbours turned out to see the bridal party leave the street on its way to the church. Coins were thrown from the wedding car (usually by the father of the bride) as it drove off and children scrambled to pick up as many as they could.

Listen with mother on the radio.Always began 'Are you sitting comfortably? 1970s Childhood, My Childhood Memories, Retro, Old Shows, Kids Tv, My Youth, My Memory, The Good Old Days, Family History

A new golden age for radio? - Adliterate

Listen with mother - backbone of the BBC light programme schedule form 1950 to 1982. If there is an orthodox medium that has been given a shot in the arm by new technology it has got to be radio (not Last fm and all that marlarkey) but good old gardeners-question-time type wireless. Radio is in robust health in the UK, most especially the BBC which has recently seen both reach and share of listening hours increase and part of that success is down to new means of distribution, particularly…

The Gorbals, Glasgow. Gorbals Glasgow, The Gorbals, London History, Glasgow Scotland, Most Beautiful Cities, City Streets, History Facts, Great Britain, Old Photos

Welcome - The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh

The Fine Art Society is one of the world's oldest art galleries, specialising in British art and design from the 17th to the 21st century

The joy of a childhood Great photo – do you remember school milk at your primary school? via Daily Express Vintage School, Vintage Kids, Thing 1, My Childhood Memories, Nice Memories, School Memories, Feeling Sick, My Memory, Memory Album

The joy of a 1950s childhood

EVERYBODY who grew up in Fifties Britain will have his or her own indelible memories of their childhood, from the first taste of welfare orange juice to the birth of rock' n’ roll. The nation was recovering from the ravages of the Second World War and the camaraderie of wartime was still evident throughout the country.

Growing up in the before we had television meant that we played outside for hours. The games kept us fit - skipping, marbles, hopscotch etc. - read on to find out more. Childhood Games, Childhood Memories, Games To Play With Kids, Kids Fun, Outside Games, Indoor Games, Old Games, Back In The Day, Kids Playing

Childhood games of the early 50's. Outdoor and indoor games we played at home and at school and how they kept us fit.

Growing up in the 1950's before we had television meant that we played outside for hours. The games kept us fit - skipping, marbles, hopscotch etc. - read on to find out more.

Roger Mayne was one of the great British post-war photographers synonymous with street photography in the still war-ravaged London in the Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Roger Mayne, Alexey Brodovitch, Eadweard Muybridge, Lewis Hine, Post War Era, Glasgow Scotland, Scotland Travel

Roger Mayne | Gitterman Gallery Web Site

Laure Albin-Guillot, Khalik Allah, Roswell Angier, Arthur S. Aubry, Adam Bartos, Ferenc Berko, Machiel Botman, Pierre Boucher, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Josef Breitenbach, Alexey Brodovitch, Bill Burke, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Harry Callahan, Roger Catherineau, Chargesheimer, Ken Collins, Lois Conner, Pierre Cordier, Eugene Cuvelier, Robert D'alessandro, Bruce Davidson, Frantisek Drtikol, Jane Edwards, Josef Ehm, Eliot Elisofon, T. Lux Feininger, Christiane Feser, Gerard Petrus Fieret, Allen…

Pupils at Woodhill Primary School, Woolwich, south London, drink milk. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Kids Computer, Margaret Thatcher, Social Trends, The Good Old Days, Primary School, Back In The Day, School Days, Childhood Memories, 1980s Childhood

Scotland plans mass child-cull – “ugly” children first in firing line says minister

Ministers in Scotland have approved a bill that could see up to a third of its indigenous children gassed or shot by marksmen.

shooting marbles on the playground - Bing Images Those Were The Days, The Good Old Days, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, I Remember When, Sweet Memories, What Is Life About, Back In The Day, Vintage Children


In Scotland Marbles are sometimes called Bools. One version of the game involves drawing a circle in sand, and players will take turns knocking other players' marbles out of the circle with their own marble. This game is called ringer. Other versions involve shooting marbles at target marbles or into holes in the ground (such as rolly or rolley hole). A larger-scale game of marbles might involve taking turns trying to hit an opponent's marble to win. A useful strategy is to throw a marble…

GLASGOW Frame by Frame is a book packed with photographs of the city from bygone eras. Check out our gallery to see how the city's youngsters filled their leisure time over the years. Scotland History, Glasgow Scotland, Glasgow Architecture, Scottish News, Nostalgic Pictures, Glasgow City, West Yorkshire, Slums, Old Photos

Amazing pictures of children playing on Glasgow streets in days gone by

THE BOOK Glasgow Frame By Frame has a vast array of fantastic photographs from the Daily Record picture archives.