Lets go back now to 1955. Pictured out the back of Baird’s Rows (Craighead Miners Rows) is little Pete Smith. The picture was shared by his brother Anthony Smith and the family lived in the raws themselves.
Whilst his father took the photo, Pete had made a slide out of crates and planks of wood, clearly enjoying himself and making his own entertainment. I look at this and wish kids today would return to playing outside and the simple pleasures of childhood.
Lets put down the gaming consoles for a moment for some fresh air and outside fun!
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,
Theres 3 kids (inc twins) across the road from me and when I hear them giggling it makes me smile. Kids dont get chance to get out as much cos of the rubbish weather 😦