In 1961 Harold Williamson travelled the United Kingdom asking children questions about life. The resulting interview were broadcast on Radio 4 and later on Radio 2. A selection of the recordings were also released on Vinyl, which is what we have here.

I find these recoding amazing, they are such a fascinating document of the time. The history books are not full of the voices of children, of what they beleived, and their responses, and the questions and statements made by the interviewer, are a great document of what the world was like, through children’s eyes, back then.

I originally brought this record as I thoguth it would make great sample material. I have yet to take advantage of that, but having listened to it again I thought it had to be shared.

Side One:
Where do Babies Come From?
(North Wales)
Who wants to be a Millionaire?
(Children of ‘Top People’)
Ambition
(The East End Of London)
School Life
(Newcastle)
Life in Hospital
(Leeds)
The World of Grown-ups
(Manchester)
Weddings
(Nottingham)
Running the Home
(Sunderland)

Side Two:
The Royal Family
(Northern Ireland)
God and the Bible
(Crawley)
What would you like to be?
(Manchester)
Dreams
(Liverpool)
Getting into trouble
(Burnley)
Christmas Nativity Play
(Sunderland)

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