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Playgrounds Made of Junk

Post-war Britain saw a rise in "adventure playgrounds". Children were given tools and wood to build whatever they wanted to play with, using their own imagination.

Post-war Britain saw a rise in makeshift adventure playgrounds born out of bomb sites. Children were provided with tools and raw materials,
to build whatever they wanted to play with, using their own imagination. Anya Dorodeyko spoke to Tony Chilton, an early "playworker" and champion of adventure playgrounds in the UK about their boom in the 1970s.

Picture: children playing on an adventure playground in London in the 1970s (Credit: BBC)

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