Monday, 29 August 2016

The Art of Yo-Yo


wiggiatlarge said...

Always fascinating these cameos of life as some of us remember.

The Yo-Yo was just a passing fad but Saturday morning pictures had a more enduring phase in our young lives, although I was not a regular I remember well the cowboy serials with the hurrah booing sequences, the toons and of course the birthday club on stage that so many managed to frequent on a weekly basis.

This little film I presume is from the early fifties ? and one noticable feature is what the kids were wearing, these were not affluent times, post war,and the mix of school uniform with other items of clothing is evidence of a limited wardrobe for many, fascinating seeing the "normal" of the day.

Demetrius said...

A well meaning Aunt gave me a yo yo, sadly, I soon broke a large window. My father observed that it must have the most expensive xyz yo yo in the world. He and the relevant Aunt never spoke to each other again. Glass cost a lot of money then.

A K Haart said...

Wiggia - it probably is the early fifties but the video doesn't say. As you say, not affluent times but I don't think it did us any harm. Just the opposite perhaps.

Demetrius - these days it would probably have bounced off a double glazed window.