Those of you who follow won’t be surprised there’s little in the way of toys in TWLG’s cupboards – computers, cameras, iPads, iPhones and the like notwithstanding.
But I do have some toy shots – of two generations of kids playing ‘horses’. When I went through the boxes of old photographs and found the pictures of both Papa and his baby brother (circa 1912) and Ma and her little sister (circa 1919-20) playing, I understood why one of them had captured my cousin and me (we were both sibling-less – though we were expecting the imminent arrival of a brother for S, I think) at our 1956 version of the same game. Being older, it seems we sought to combine the thrill of the hunt with appropriate attire – it certainly looks as though we’d had an exhilarating day of it!
Thanks to Jake for this trip down memory lane – how toys have changed from rocking horses and brooms to his hyperkinetic robot puppy