Monday 25 January 2010 11.06am
Wonderful photos and a journey back in time. I was surprised by the number of different emotions I felt while watching the slideshow, which went from shear joy to sadness.
As we get older and supposedly â€˜better off', I cannot help but think nothing gets better necessarily, it just becomes different. I was born in 1961 and I know I didn't have the most enjoyable of childhoods, but when I looked at the photos I had a real hankering for some of the lovely simplicity I remember.
Regardless of the generation we come from I'm sure we have our own views that one decade was much better than another, but of course these are just personal perspectives. All I can say is I am very pleased to have been able to look at the photos; thank you Chalkey. Who knows, in 40 years people will look back at photos from the 1980 to the present day and dream of the return of such a simple life (ahem).