Enjoying having ago on the swings.

We take you back in time to see what kids used to get up to in their school summer holidays.

Today's kids are off enjoying the long school summer holidays - but how did youngsters of yesteryear keep themselves entertained?

With no phones, no computers or games consoles, local kids had to rely on inventive minds and the great outdoors - as these pictures from our photo archives show!

Queuing for the ice cream van.
Queuing for the ice cream van.
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Playing football on field at the back of houses.
Playing football on field at the back of houses.
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Learning skills with the Army cadets.
Learning skills with the Army cadets.
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Sat talking.
Sat talking.
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