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Alfred Eisenstaedt. 1930

'Martha’s Vineyard' - 1930 - Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt - Mlle

The swing's the thing: Fifteen children enjoy a ride in London's Bloomsbury. These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood  disease or war represented  more pressing threats to a child’s prospects than a game of conkers.

When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety:

Old style Playgrounds help children learn to judge risks say experts (William Vanderson)

Ups and downs: Even the dog gets a go on this see-saw. These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood  disease or war represented  more pressing threats to a child’s prospects than a game of conkers.

When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety:

These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood disease or war represented more pressing threats to a child's prospects than a game of conkers.

Dockland Cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall, London in the 50s. I have a reoccurring dream about a scene just like this with the huge ship looming over the small terraced houses, very odd! Taken not far from where I was born

Dockland Cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall, London in the I have a reoccurring dream about a scene just like this with the huge ship looming over the small terraced houses, very odd! Taken not far from where I was born

Children in a Manchester Street find their own enjoyment with the aid of a rope and a lamp post. Children playing in the street, swinging from a streetlight in March 1943. #Vintage #Classic #Old #Retro #Historic #OldFashioned #Manchester #MCR #NorthWest #photos #photographs #pictures #images #prints

Children in a Manchester Street find their own enjoyment with the aid of a rope and a lamp post. Children playing in the street, swinging from a streetlight in March

The magic of 1950s suburbia when socks were darned, baths shared and kids roamed wild | Mail Online

The magic of Fifties suburbia when socks were darned, baths shared and kids roamed wild. Only now does Michelle Hanson appreciate what a glorious age it was to grow up in

Playing conkers in the school playground. Children often made up their own games, held snail races, picked blackberries and made den

Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, 1962-64

Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, Four children riding on a many-seated rocking horse in the children's playground at Clissold Park.

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