History Group Online – Memories of Playing Out

Do you remember playing out in Bootle as a child?

In 1948 Beatrice Street became the first Play Street in Merseyside, closed to traffic from sunrise to sunset to create space in Bootle’s warren of streets and warehouses for local children to play.

For this week’s history group, Laura Yates spoke with local historian Camilla Mansfield and producer Sue Potts about Playing Out, a Heritage Lottery Funded project to create an archive of memories of playing out in Bootle. If you have any memories that you’d like to share with us you can email us at humanlibraries@gmail.com, or get in touch on facebook or twitter.