Take a good look at these images from the 1950s.

Are any of the children in these photographs you?

The evocative black and white images show dozens of children laughing and having fun.

They are images taken at the former Fartown Grange Children’s Home in the 1950s which have now been unearthed and released in the hope former habitants may recognise themselves or someone else.

Valerie Wise, who used to live at the home, says the pictures are incredibly important as they may be the “only pictures” taken of these people while they were children.

The library of black and white photographs shows children from the home playing, chatting with friends and enjoying themselves on trips to the beach.

Valerie, who now lives near Edinburgh, was the adopted daughter of Bert and Violet Downing, who ran the home during the 1950s.

She said: “I have vivid memories of the children who stayed at the home but I cannot recall all the names.

“I do remember the names of quite a few.”

Valerie, now 72, added: “Some of the children stayed with us for years, others only a few weeks, all for various reasons such as their mother was ill or having a baby.

“Some of the long-stay children would stay with us until they were 15 years old.”

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Valerie arrived at the home aged nine in 1952 and left nine years later, a year before Mr and Mrs Downing passed away from cancer just five months apart.

The home on Spaines Road was taken over and closed a few years later.

The building lay uninhabited for years and was eventually rebuilt as Fartown Health Centre.

Fartown Health Centre on the site of the former children's home

Valerie, who moved from Huddersfield 42 years ago, said: “I feel that the photographs should be in some archive in Huddersfield so that other children who stayed with us have a chance to see what possibly could be the only photographs of themselves as children.”

The photographs were released after Valerie spotted an appeal for information on the home in the 50s by East Sussex author Susan Evas, whose daughter lived at the home between 1957 and1958.

Valerie added: “These photographs are all part of someone’s childhood and we must all look to our past to enable us to be viable adults.”