Play cards - the games and toys of yesteryear

These cards were produced by artist Jo Harrison as a result of a five week workshop she ran in conjunction with WRVS Heritage Plus, with a group of people from St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley. A set of five cards was produced for each participant, combining graphics and text based on their individual memories.
To see the individual cards please click on each person's name below.
The cards were all collected together in a play chest, which you can see pictures of by clicking here, and to see more photographs from the workshop that produced these artworks please click here.

Page link: Eileen's memories of her younger days
Eileen's memories of her younger days
Whip and top, dolls and skipping ropes
Page link: Esme remembers childhood toys
Esme remembers childhood toys
Hoola hoops and a Sunny Jim rag doll
Page link: Les shares his memories of youthful games
Les shares his memories of youthful games
Playing cards, marbles and a game of pie-crust
Page link: Nellie recalls her childhood activities
Nellie recalls her childhood activities
A love of reading, netball and skipping games
Page link: Richard remembers the play of his youth
Richard remembers the play of his youth
A game of Shinty, train sets and wind-up toys
Page link: Sheilagh remembers the activities of her youth
Sheilagh remembers the activities of her youth
Milly, Molly, Mandy, doll's houses and a love of swimming