The Lives of children in Old Bradwell during WWII


During World War Two most of the toys the children played with were handmade either by themselves or by their parents. The children did not have computer games, television or videos. There were no Barbies, Action Men or the things that go with them. This is a doll that was played with by children during the War. A child was lucky to have a doll and rarely had more than one.
A typical doll
The children made toys to play with from the materials that they could find. These included walnut shells, corks, matches, match boxes and tin cans.

Spinning tops were popular and the children made their own. They could go and hold a horse at the blacksmiths and he would make them a metal hoop instead of paying them. These were then pushed along by a stick usually down School Hill in the village.

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