Carlos The Badger wrote:
The birth of the modern playground: The giant wooden plank in Kettering that was the world's first children's slide built 90 years ago (and the man who made this also invented the modern swing)http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1sInXR9wI
Predictable comments are... predictable.
Apparently Elf and Safety is bad because fewer children are breaking their arms.
Do these people consider themselves the cutting edge of comedy?
I see only idiots who fail elementary logic.
Aside, Wicksteed park is/was a great place for a day out.
I used to go there when visiting Grandparents.
There were a few "Pay to go" rides including an excellent train, rowing boats, water chute that seemed to derail almost every turn and canoes in small ponds.
My favourite bit was a huge area full of swings, slides and climbing frames.
This was the Wicksteed company showpiece where potential buyers could watch the gear in action.
They also rolled out their newest stuff there.
It was great when a new plaything turned up in the local park, and you could tell your friends that you'd been on the prototype 2 years ago.
Being the early '70s space rocket climbing frames were much in vogue.
My favourite was tipped up and 45 degrees and had delta wings that functioned as slides.