Children free to use park playgrounds on Sunday.

In March 1965, Belfast City Council voted to allow children to use the swings in city parks on Sunday. At the time, swings in public parks were tied up and padlocked so that they would not be used on the Sabbath. A day of rest and worship.

This film shot for RTÉ News shows children playing on swings, a slide and roundabout in a Belfast park.

Please note that this footage is mute.

An RTÉ News report from 8 March 1965.