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Disneyland on the Opening Day on July 17, 1955

Disneyland on the Opening Day on July 17, 1955

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:

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.

London, 1928. Wish I had this as a postcard, it would be worth a fortune!

London, 1928. Wish I had this as a postcard, it would be worth a fortune!

"I miss getting my milk off the doorstep, I miss the glass bottles and putting them back on the doorstep for the milkman.. I miss having to shake them to mix the cream back in and I even miss the blue tits (birds) who would do this!"

"I miss getting my milk off the doorstep, I miss the glass bottles and putting them back on the doorstep for the milkman.. I miss having to shake them to mix the cream back in and I even miss the blue tits (birds) who would do this!"

Under construction: A rare snap of Tower Bridge in London as it was being built. Although it looks medieval, the bridge is actually Victorian and opened in 1894.

Incredible photos reveal London's transformation over 200 years

Under construction: A rare snap of Tower Bridge in London as it was being built. Although it looks medieval, the bridge is actually Victorian and opened in 1894.

Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.

Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.

The Quire at Westminster Abbey in London • photo: Westminster Abbey - September 2013.  We went to the Evensong service on our last day in London.

The Quire at Westminster Abbey in London • photo: Westminster Abbey - September 2013. We went to the Evensong service on our last day in London.

'The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the perfectly preserved home of Liverpool's most celebrated photographer'  www.dailymail.co.uk

The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the Liverpool home

'The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the perfectly preserved home of Liverpool's most celebrated photographer' www.dailymail.co.uk

1955: All-night dancing.

31 Gorgeous Photos Of The London Underground In The '50s And '60s

If I could go back in time to witness or be a part of history, this would be at the top of my list (if not number one) to experience. Hands down.

If I could go back in time to witness or be a part of history, this would be at the top of my list (if not number one) to experience. Hands down.

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