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.
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…
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 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.
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 | 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…
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.
PLAYING MARBLES (BOOLS) 1950s
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…
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.