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In the good old days....

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Before Health & Safety went a bit mad.... 

Remember these @SirBalon

Wicksteed is using National Lottery money to re-create the world's oldest playground in a bid to counter the 'snowflake generation' blighting children's playtime. Above, one of the items it wants to track down, known as the Ocean Wave

Used to get as many on there as possible including standing up on the boards facing inwards and kick yourselves round against the center pole as hard and as fast as you could while trying not to clatter yourself.. 

Or this... 

The park was founded in 1921 by engineer Charles Wicksteed, the creator of swings and slides as we know them today, as part of his vision to 'inspire and encourage play' for families' health and well-being. Pictured, another of the pieces - the plank swing - from the park

Child experts believe 21st century playtime has been curtailed by health and safety fears about youngsters hurting themselves, which has led to numbers of so-called 'snowflake' parents condemning their children to play inside. Above, children on a swing in the early 1950s

As an early entrepreneur, Charles Wicksteed started his factory in Kettering in 1876 and he designed and manufactured such varied items as the original automatic gearbox, sawing machinery and the first hydraulic hacksaw

Or these where you had a couple of you running round it pushing it so fast some of you would slide off and fall on the concrete.... xD

'If you look at the photographs of the original equipment then, they are full of people doing things which they may not be allowed to do today - but risk is a part of life and they were all having great fun,' said the founder's grandson Oliver

'Whenever you talk to people, they all have fond memories of playing in playgrounds when they were younger and the chances are the things they were playing on were made by Wicksteed,' Oliver added

Standing on the swings to get maximum height before leaping off for the longest jump.... or trying to get them so high you might flip over which ever came first.. 

Now it's all safety seats and 3 inch Black Rubber matting....:( How is anyone supposed to have fun and experience danger with that lot??? 

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This post makes me feel like I need a walking stick.

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I remember that stuff vaguely hahaha

That and many other things you just don’t see anymore.

But did you have to post them in black and white??? You couldn’t find them in colour!!! >:(xD

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1 hour ago, SirBalon said:

I remember that stuff vaguely hahaha

That and many other things you just don’t see anymore.

But did you have to post them in black and white??? You couldn’t find them in colour!!! >:(xD

Yea.. righto.. B|

Black & White was the only film I had in my camera when I took them mate... 

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I used to love trying to fling myself as far off a swing as I could.

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found one more, a very rare one of @Bluewolf and @SirBalon riding their motorbike before both got married and had to sell it :ph34r:

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26 minutes ago, nudge said:

found one more, a very rare one of @Bluewolf and @SirBalon riding their motorbike before both got married and had to sell it :ph34r:

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That looks like it would make for a good video game.

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1 hour ago, nudge said:

found one more, a very rare one of @Bluewolf and @SirBalon riding their motorbike before both got married and had to sell it :ph34r:

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Actually we never ended up selling it but it was one of the reasons cited in our divorce papers when we split up.... He made some quite frankly ludicrous and unjustified claims that I was trying to kill him on corners... I blamed it on his weight gain tipping the balance of the bike... The judge sided with him though because he thought Balon was pregnant at the time... B|

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I loved he roundabout. Get people to spin it full pelt. when you you were spinning at a really fast speed you'd jump off. 

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6 minutes ago, MUFC said:

I loved he roundabout. Get people to spin it full pelt. when you you were spinning at a really fast speed you'd jump off. 

Nah, the footy, wake up on a cold frosty morning with a football that had the bladder hanging out and meet your pals in the street or field, sling coats or jumpers down for goalposts and kick away, we had no football boots then just either bare feet or shoes with holes in them.

Get soaked to the skin and arrived home with cuts on your knees, black eyes where a football soaked in water and heavy as fuck hitting your face or lumps on your head from heading the ball, covered in mud and your mother screaming at you to strip off and get in the bath and your dad looking at you with a big smile on his face, those were the days.

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7 minutes ago, CaaC (John) said:

Nah, the footy, wake up on a cold frosty morning with a football that had the bladder hanging out and meet your pals in the street or field, sling coats or jumpers down for goalposts and kick away, we had no football boots then just either bare feet or shoes with holes in them.

Get soaked to the skin and arrived home with cuts on your knees, black eyes where a football soaked in water and heavy as fuck hitting your face or lumps on your head from heading the ball, covered in mud and your mother screaming at you to strip off and get in the bath and your dad looking at you with a big smile on his face, those were the days.

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Oh days.

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Did you ever used to make your own go-karts out of wood? Rope tied to front wheels to steer and pram wheels used for wheels.

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Getting a bic pen. Taking out the inside, getting a box of matches. Grinding the end of the matches so the bit which lights up has been grind ed to dust. Then put it inside the pen and use it as a firework. 

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2 minutes ago, MUFC said:

Did you ever used to make your own go-karts out of wood? Rope tied to front wheels to steer and pram wheels used for wheels.

Yep, we made them out of old pram wheels etc and go up the local hill called Chadwell Hill and belt down it having races.

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20 minutes ago, MUFC said:

Getting a bic pen. Taking out the inside, getting a box of matches. Grinding the end of the matches so the bit which lights up has been grind ed to dust. Then put it inside the pen and use it as a firework. 

Never tried that one but I remember before Guy Fawkes day making a guy and wheel it around shouting "Penny for the guy", get the dosh then bloody burn him on a bonfire xD

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