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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 5th August, 2016)

In the wires

In the wires
Haigh Hall playground.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
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Comment by: Garry on 5th August 2016 at 08:06

Unfortunately I can see some kiddies getting hurt, or is this made for adults.

Comment by: Alan on 5th August 2016 at 08:12

All kids want is a slide, swings and roundabout. Thats all.

Comment by: David on 5th August 2016 at 09:46

This is opposite the crazy golf,high ropes adventure course,looks good at the moment but in a year or two when the timber is all green and slimy ,lets say hope they dont closed Wigan A&E.

Comment by: Alex on 5th August 2016 at 11:17

A vandals paradise and looks dangerous, sorry Ron, but that's my gut feeling.

Comment by: Anne on 5th August 2016 at 11:20

Is it free? Is there a fee to pay, how much? Can't see it surviving if it's expensive.
Nice clear picture shows it off well.

Comment by: Ab on 5th August 2016 at 13:37

More OTT health and safety, and what use is a hard hat up on a rope in a tree?, you'd think they were on a building site. Just H&S brainwashing with lackof common sense. Kids years ago were climbing up trees and sliding down slides with just gravel or stones below not rubber matts everywhere. Won't be long til they have foam around the metal bars like a lot of scaffolding are like these days.

I doubt it'll be free. Nothings free these days, there's always money to be made even if it'd through selling personal information.

Comment by: Cyril on 5th August 2016 at 14:51

What's the point of this "gladiator" type of climbing. Looks very dangerous to me.

Comment by: Kas on 5th August 2016 at 17:40

Things now are built for short term, quick fix, like microwave cooking. As kids we found our own enjoyment , we didn't need the council to provide it.

Comment by: Mick on 5th August 2016 at 18:11

Its only free for the posh folk who book an executive nights stay with dinner in the new hotel.
The rest of you will have to pay.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 5th August 2016 at 19:08

These types of High Ropes are quite popular over the country. Go Ape is the best known name. See here for the Rivington one: https://goape.co.uk/days-out/rivington
£25 to £33 a go.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th August 2016 at 22:07

There is such a thing as an inverted snob, Mick. Get your facts right before you speak.

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