Llandudno pier, North Wales. Oh such happy days. Oh, I do like to be beside the sea side, Oh I do like to be beside the sea, Oh I do like to walk along the prom........... and so on......... and on ......... and on. rjp.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, nr Wrexham in Wales. One of the major engineering triumphs of Thomas Telford's remarkable career, The Pontcyslite Aquaduct carries the Shropshire Union Canal across the River Dee. The aquaduct is 127 feet above the valley floor
Blue Peter presenters from my childhood, left to right Peter Purves, Petra, Lesley Judd, Jason, Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Shep. I was gutted when Petra died and sent off for a photo of her from the show.
When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety: Photos show how children had fun before the industry took over
Ups and downs: Even the dog gets a go on this see-saw. 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.
John Noakes (born 6 March 1934, Shelf, near Halifax, Yorkshire) is a British television presenter and personality, best known for co-presenting the BBC children's magazine programme Blue Peter in the 1960s and 1970s. He remains the show's longest-serving presenter, with a stint that lasted 12 years and 6 months.