What a great idea! Your request certainly got me thinking.
It had me reminiscing about my childhood and there were
probably different favourites at different times. Although a new Raleigh bike
has particularly strong associations and positive memories I’m not sure I would
want to single it out as the ‘favourite’.
My memory of growing up in the 1950s was that games mostly
involved being outdoors. Marbles, cigarette cards and various collecting games
were greatly enjoyed. There was also much running around either playing
football or tag or with imaginative play in which sticks were meant to be guns
for soldiers or cowboys.
We had a pretty straightforward notion of the ‘goodies’ and
the ‘baddies’ and were clear which side we preferred to be on. The days were
care free and long, and the sun was almost always shining! I don’t have any
pictures to hand but I am sure they would confirm the truth of my memory!