Home sweet home

FAMILY FUN… Wendy and Julie Bamford with cousins, Jacqueline, Daryl and Michelle Moss. Playing in the backyard, Isabella St Shepparton.

With the help of Lost Shepparton, we thought it would be a great idea to look back at a collection of photographs from Wendy Pomfret. They depict her childhood, playing in her backyard in the 1960s.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is currently forcing us to stay home, we thought we’d take a look at the different ways children used to keep themselves entertained. Back in the 1960’s some of the fun outdoor activities included hide and seek, hopscotch, jump rope, four square, frisbee, tag and red rover. As parents may be struggling to find things for their children to do for hours on end, we recommend trying some of these fun games in your own backyard.

With the rise of technology, isolation in 2020 may include a lot of screen time for some children. From gaming consoles, to social media, streaming subscriptions such as Netflix or Disney Plus and iPad games, is it easy to get caught up spending long periods of time online. However, the positive of this is of course the accessibility of education and learning from home.

Snapshots of Greater Shepparton’s Past is made possible by Lost Shepparton. For more great snapshots of the region’s history, visit Lost Shepparton’s Facebook page. You can also support the incredible work they do at www.patreon.com/lostshepparton