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When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety:

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.

Is this the world's first playground swing? Newly discovered photographs show how children had fun in the days before health and safety

Daredevils: With adults watching on, these children are almost upside down on the swings.

When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror I see STRENGTH, learned LESSONS and PRIDE in MYSELF