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  • Bandy legs

    Video

    This footage was filmed in London in 1957 and features a boy rollerskating and the traditional children’s nursery rhyme ...

  • Battle Scenes

    Video

    This footage, from 1947, is an example of the way in which children refer to and draw upon contemporary events to inspir...

  • Bow and Arrow

    Video

    This footage was captured in London in 1957 and shows a boy playing on the streets with his bow and arrow.

  • Boys sliding

    Video

    This footage shows children using the natural environment as a playground.

  • Conkers (1957)

    Video

    A short recording of the game 'conkers'

  • Cops and Robbers

    Video

    This footage was filmed in 1957 and shows children playing the popular variation of ‘Tag’, commonly called ‘Cops and Rob...

  • Dinner party

    Video

    This footage, filmed in 1947, offers a glimpse into childhood and children’s play shortly after the Second World War

  • Everyday Scenarios

    Video

    This footage, filmed in 1947, demonstrates the way in which children’s play so often imitates the world surrounding them...

  • Hopscotch (1957)

    Video

    In this footage, girls are shown playing hopscotch in the 1950s.

  • King of the castle

    Video

    This footage was filmed in London in 1957 and shows a group of boys playing ‘King of the castle’.

  • Kite flying

    Video

    This footage was filmed in London in 1957 and shows a boy flying his kite

  • Lamp-Post

    Video

    This footage was captured in London in 1957 and shows girls using a lamp post to perform Maypole Dancing.

  • Leapfrog (1900)

    Video

    This video from the 1900s captures a now almost disappeared version of this playground game.

  • Leapfrog (1957)

    Video

    In this footage children vault over one another in a version of the playground game, "Leapfrog".

  • Marbles

    Video

    This footage was filmed in London in 1957 and shows children playing the popular game of marbles.