Children playing outside houses

‘Children playing outside houses, 1960s’, Catalogue Ref: COAL 80/2063/1

« Return to Life in 1960s Britain

Ask pupils to work in small groups and answer the following questions: 

  • What can you see in this photograph? 
  • What are the children doing? 
  • What similarities and differences can you see between children’s play in the 1960s and how you play today? 
  • Look carefully at the street in the photograph. What else does this photograph reveal about life in the 1960s?