Green Shield stamps. My mum bought these in the early 70s, to 'save up' to buy things for our home. I remember seeing books and books of them. (This pin has been repinned almost every day since I first posted it!)
When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety: Photos show how children had fun before the industry took over
The swing's the thing: Fifteen children enjoy a ride in London's Bloomsbury. These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood disease or war represented more pressing threats to a child’s prospects than a game of conkers.