Making a go cart from old pram wheels and a plank of wood.
Scrumping Apples from someone’s garden.
Home made catapult from the fork of a tree and the tongue of an old shoe for the pouch.
Collecting wood for the estate bonfire.
That would be mid 1950's there also was Gas lighting for the streets which a man used to go round lighting them and turning them off next morning there was a lot of pretty grim mining villages around at that time