Posted: 31 March 2013

Happy Easter - please enjoy these photos from our archives

As we celebrate Easter today, it seems like a good time to also look back at some previous Easters. Our charity has been around since 1881 and we aim to make Easter a special time for the children and young people we support.

You'll find three photographs from the 1940s and '50s below. 

One is of an Easter display from a home for girls that we ran in Essex. The other photos are of boys we supported, including a group carrying daffodils picked on an Easter Monday, and boys admiring their pet rabbits (and probably hoping that their own Easter bunnies would bring a supply of chocolate).

I hope you enjoy these images, and that you have a happy Easter.

Easter photographs from our archives

several boys laying on the ground, playing with five pet rabbits

Twelve boys with their pet rabbits. This photo is from 1959, taken at a home for boys that we ran in County Durham.
 

an Easter display showing Mary Magdalene with Jesus, as two disciples look in the empty tomb

An Easter display showing Mary Magdalene with Jesus, and two disciples looking in the empty tomb. This photo is from the 1940s, taken at a home for girls that we ran in Essex.

seven boys smiling and holding daffodils

Seven boys carrying bunches of daffodils picked on an Easter Monday. This photo is from the 1940s, taken at a home for boys that we ran in Worcestershire.

 

Easter reflections and our appeal

Find our reflections on Holy Week and Easter.

Support our Easter appeal, which focuses on young people who, in fear of abuse and neglect, run away from home.

By Ian Wakeling - Research team

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