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Filename: AA054098.jpg

Size: 4280 x 4410 (4.4MB)

Date: 13th April 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

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Children in the snow a054098

HALIFAX, West Yorkshire. A view showing a group of children sledging down a snow covered road. Date range 1962-1978. John Gay

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Media ID 440900

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Child Hood Christmas Cold Leisure Recreation Road Snow Winter


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> Historic Images > 1960 to the present day

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Seasons > Seasons: Winter > Christmas

> Seasons > Seasons: Winter > Snow

> Seasons > Seasons: Winter

> The way we were > Childhood


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph, titled "Children Sledging in Halifax, West Yorkshire," captures the joy and innocence of childhood during a winter wonderland scene. Taken by renowned photographer John Gay between the years 1962 and 1978, the image portrays a group of children gleefully sliding down a snow-covered road on their sleds. The crisp, white snow blankets the landscape, transforming the ordinary road into a magical winter playground. The children, bundled up against the cold, laugh and shout as they make their way down the hill, leaving behind a trail of footprints in the fresh snow. The simple pleasure of sledging is a cherished memory for many of us, and this photograph beautifully encapsulates that nostalgic feeling. The wintery scene transports us back to our own childhoods, or perhaps to the childhoods of our parents and grandparents. It's a reminder of the simple joys of recreation and leisure, and the beauty of nature in its rawest form. The photograph also serves as a snapshot of a bygone era, when life moved at a slower pace and children could spend hours playing outside in the snow. The image invites us to pause and reflect on the importance of cherishing these moments, whether it's sledging down a snowy hill or simply enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

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