Rope swings and homemade buns


By: Sue Santry

I had a very happy childhood in the Barnwell area and remember most the freedom of playing in the streets and across the fields with all the other children. I can remember taking homemade buns and going off across the field to the iron bridge where we had a rope swing and we might stay all day. My mum used to say we always went home when we were hungry. My parents were quite strict and caring, yet they let us out to play. But the world has changed now.

Sue Santry (nee Glynis Adams, b 1948) ‘Memories of Abbey and East Barnwell’

Reproduced with kind permission from Capturing Cambridge. Read the full entry

Rope swing
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