When I Were a Lad...: Snapshots from a Time that Health and Safety Forgot

When I Were a Lad...: Snapshots from a Time that Health and Safety Forgot

by Andrew Davies
     
 

The good old pre-safety days—a time before seatbelts, when you could throw snowballs without filling out a risk assessment report, and children were allowed in with the animals at the zoo
 
Protective goggles, protective gloves, safety helmets—all overrated. This hilarious photo collection looks at the

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Overview

The good old pre-safety days—a time before seatbelts, when you could throw snowballs without filling out a risk assessment report, and children were allowed in with the animals at the zoo
 
Protective goggles, protective gloves, safety helmets—all overrated. This hilarious photo collection looks at the glorious-yet-risky childhoods of yesteryear before the authorities said that kids couldn't do anything because it was all too dangerous. The authors have trawled through the major historic archives to find some glorious photo opportunities where the safety angle of the participants was the last thing anyone thought of. Children perch happily on lethal, limb-mangling machinery; stand all-smiles on live crocodiles; pose on unexploded munitions; cuddle vermin; and get scooped from the street by passing tram conductors! Take a nostalgic trip back to a time when children got dirty, wandered the streets on their own, and had strange pets.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907554001
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Davies has written and contributed to a variety of comedy books including 101 Places Not to Visit, 101 Sports Not to Play, and The Ugly Book.

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