Pictures of a Bygone Age

by duncanr

these pictures of post war Salford and Manchester – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40003514

could just as easily have been pictures of my own upbringing in post war Edinburgh – a time when parents weren’t so paranoid about their kids’ safety and actively encouraged them to play outside without adult supervision . . .

when you’ve finished your breakfast, Dunc, you can go play outside

but Ma, it’s raining

I don’t care. I’m not having you hanging around the house all day, getting under my feet, I’ve got things to do, so piss off and don’t come back till tea-time!

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3 Comments to “Pictures of a Bygone Age”

  1. At least you had other kids to play with. I was alone all day in a forest. I turned out fine. (twitch, twitch)

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