According to a 2012 survey, the happiest time to have been a child was the year 1976.  Despite a water shortage, strikes and high inflation, an extraordinary heatwave cast a spell over the nation, allowing children to play for hours outside.

Childhood, freedom and the lost spirit of ’76

According to a 2012 survey, the happiest time to have been a child was the year Despite a water shortage, strikes and high inflation, an extraordinary heatwave cast a spell over the nation, allowing children to play for hours outside.

Boys in a Glasgow back court show off their Christmas presents, which include astronaut suits and Space Hoppers. 1970

A Design History of Childhood

Boys in a Glasgow back court show off their Christmas presents, which include astronaut suits and Space Hoppers. 1970 // MOMA, Century of the Child - I love my Glasgow

Girl on a space hopper, London, c1971.Had one of these as a kid,orange with that same strange face,used to hop all over the place on it!

Girl on a space hopper, London, one of these as a kid,orange with that same strange face,used to hop all over the place on it!

Space Hopper 1971 - Helen Archer jumping on a Space Hopper on a beach in Felixstowe, Suffolk. UK. S)

Space Hopper 1971 - Helen Archer jumping on a Space Hopper on a beach in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Girl on a Spacehopper, by Sirkka-Liisa-Konttinen, 1971 (Courtesy Amber and L Parker Stephenson)

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Photograph by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Girl on a Spacehopper, L. Parker Stephenson presents Byker, an exhibition of the work of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: “ The Byker project focuses on a terraced.

Spacehopper! me and my sister used to put brooms across seaside buckets, and play at showjumping

me and my sister used to put brooms across seaside buckets, and play at showjumping

Spacehopper, Mettoy Playcraft Ltd, England, 1970s copyright Victoria and Albert Museum

Must Have Toys 1970s

hours spent bouncing up and down the lawn on a space hopper . I didn't realise it was so hard until I tried as an adult .

Photo taken by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen called Girl on a Spacehopper (Byker) taken in 1971.  Part of the Tate Modern collection of photographs.

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Photo taken by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen called Girl on a Spacehopper (Byker) taken in Part of the Tate Modern collection of photographs.

Spacehopper by Bury Gardener, via Flickr

My BF had one, I was sooo jealous

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RUPERT BEAR RARE 70s SPACE HOPPER

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More Proof That The Spacehopper Was Being Distributed By Mettoy In The UK In The Late 1960s...

The Space Hopper was introduced to the UK in 1969

Spacehopper - and we we always wore lace tights

Spacehopper - and we we always wore lace tights

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