IT’S hard to imagine an era in which the highlight of one’s year would be the Co-op ‘treat’ and the highlight of that ‘treat’ would be a spoon-cleaning competition.
The picture is just one of several old pictures that turned up as our Examiner archivist Stephen Carter spring-cleaned our library prior to the move of the paper’s head office to Bradley.
It is unlikely that spoon-cleaning would be an attractive and popular way to entertain oneself on a summer’s day – though interestingly, in an age when computer games, iPlayers and videos predominate, a special fun day in the park or at an agricultural show still attracts thousands and a great number of them are children.
Perhaps it’s time for some enterprising group to bring back spoon-cleaning?
Readers enhance this miscellany with a number of their own photographs which we feature this week on the All Our Yesterdays centre spread.
In almost all instances there are opportunities for other readers to dig into their memories to identify scholars and players, choristers and partygoers in a selection of pictures covering life in our area during most of the 20th century.
See more galleries at www.examiner.co.uk/nostalgia