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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 17th December, 2014)

Mesnes Park

Mesnes Park
Who remembers doing this as a child?

Photo: David Wood  (Canon PowerShot G15)
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Comment by: Jude on 17th December 2014 at 00:36

Boy this stirs the memory!! Absolutely David. You know when you see something and it just hits the mark. Would you mind if I downloaded and saved your picture please David?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th December 2014 at 01:00

That depends on what he is doing. The mind boggles.

Comment by: Mags on 17th December 2014 at 06:35

I certainly do...didn't you? :-))

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 17th December 2014 at 07:58

My mind doesn't boggle Derek - he's doing what most of us probably did on a trip to Mesnes Park- having fun.
What memories this brings back.

Comment by: Mick on 17th December 2014 at 08:23

If he falls first thing his mother would do is phone for an ambulance.

And in doing so had to the queue at the A and E

Comment by: kath on 17th December 2014 at 09:04

All childen do this. Mick - are you saying children shouldn't play incase they have an accident?

Comment by: Aubrey on 17th December 2014 at 09:23

She would say "Don't come running to me if you break your leg."
You certainly have brought back memories.

Comment by: Jay on 17th December 2014 at 09:43

Get a life Mick, the lad is playing. If he falls and gets hurt then this is an accident, a trip to A&E might be required, is that not what it is for? the clue is in the title! Somebody give Mick some red tape there are kids playing in a park.

Comment by: Catherine on 17th December 2014 at 09:50

Brilliant can't remember how many times we climbed up them ”scissors" as kids never used
the steps. Then roly polloyed down the grass slope Happy days xx

Comment by: Giovanni on 17th December 2014 at 11:00

Those obstructions stop the kids from sliding down on tea-trays from the cafe. Crafty council!

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th December 2014 at 11:39

Yes, did that often, and rolled down the grassy slopes at the side of the steps.

Comment by: Eddie P on 17th December 2014 at 12:29

You can always rely on Mick

Comment by: Fred Mason on 17th December 2014 at 14:03

I remember doing that and having fun as Bradshaws Girl says.

Back then there were 'Keep of the Grass' signs everywhere but the parks were immaculate.

Nice pic, David. Well caught.

Comment by: Mick on 17th December 2014 at 16:31

Yes even I did things like this when I was young but the difference is I was out and about everyday falling out of trees and falling off bikes so me and my generation learned how to fall, this lad would just go splodge if he fell.
And if that was me up there and I fell my mother would have just spit on her hanky and give my wound a wipe.
The A and E is snowed under and I believe a lot of the ones using it today dont know about how to seek medical help because they dont watch news programs and they dont read newspapers, there lives revolve around a frozen pizza and stick a DVD on.

Comment by: Jude on 17th December 2014 at 16:32

Long may many a boy/girl do this , just as we did as children. Great picture David, great memory, thankyou .

Comment by: David on 17th December 2014 at 19:31

Not at all Jude, download away :)

Comment by: ann21 on 17th December 2014 at 19:48

Lovely photo David. They have done a really good job with Mesnes Park.

Comment by: Jay on 17th December 2014 at 20:50

Sorry about my earlier comment Mick, I didn't realise you know this lad and his mother (assuming he is with his mum).
Either that or that picture is much better than I first thought, because if you can tell this lad is a bit of a wet blanket who "doesn't know how to fall" like you do.

This lad could be a future Judo champion or rugby international who would know how to fall (just like you). You are obviously a judgemental fool who has nothing better to do and probably work in H & S. So I say again, get a life!

Comment by: Jonno on 18th December 2014 at 00:32

Looks like you can do without my comments at the moment Mike, suffice to say that i agree with JAY.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 18th December 2014 at 19:50

Memories,memories children don`t see danger and if your mum wasn`t around it was just part of natural play. Loved aubrey`s comment..... more memories.

Comment by: Jude on 19th December 2014 at 15:46

Cheers David, much appreciated.

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