THESE children were smiling at the start – but might not have been smiling at the end.

They faced a 10-mile slog in hot temperatures for a sponsored walk in aid of Help the Aged.

The picture was taken at Gosford Hill School, Kidlington, in June 1975.

The walk was expected to raise more than £500 for the charity.

Some of the children had earlier taken part in a sponsored swim, which raised £150 for the same good cause.