Sunday, April 03, 2011

Holiday in Greenwich Park

Nice film clip from the summer of 1963 of a bus trip organised by Blackfriars Settlement in Southwark: 'It was the time of their lives for 200 Southwark children... they were going down to Greenwich for a glorious day in the country'. Rather patronising as you might expect - apparently Greenwich Park was 'a wonderful open space such as a good many had never seen before, real grass too'.

If you wondered what a 1960s children's playground looked like, look no more. Also some film of the Cutty Sark (click on image to play).

Can anybody identify the Southwark estate?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was terrific! And yes, all playgrounds looked like that when I was a lad...