One girl and four boys, ages four through eight, are shown in this black and white photograph that was taken in London's East End in 1954. (Photo credit: © Henry Grant, Collection/Museum of London.)
"The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith."
This picture was taken in 1954 and captures a taste of what it was like to be a child in the East End of London after the end of World War II. The children, relaxed and playful, sit on some steps as they enjoy eating sandwiches and pastries.
* What did you do after school?
* Where was your favourite place to play as a child?
* Do children play differently now compared to the 1950s?
Do you recognise the sound of this popular toy?
(Sound credit: Mike Koenig.)