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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 18th July, 2013)

In the drink!

In the drink!
Mesnes Park last week on a warm day.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ken R on 18th July 2013 at 00:08

Nice day, but SNAP from June 20th.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th July 2013 at 00:25

Knew it wouldn't be long before the kids were dangling their feet in to beat the hot weather.....lovely pic Thomas.....cheers!!!

Comment by: peterp on 18th July 2013 at 06:34

will give it 6months before it is wrecked. When we walked past it was full of teenagers climbing all over it.

Comment by: kath pressey on 18th July 2013 at 07:20

nice to see children still do roly polys down that grass bank!

Comment by: WIGANER on 18th July 2013 at 07:53

Yep, just read that the bandstand and the gate house have been vandalised already. No doubt the response from MONEY FOR YOUTH(whoever she is??? some mamby pamby, liberal no doubt) will have the excuse that they are bored!!!!!and the money spent on refurbishing these buildings should have been spent on the "LITTLE DEARS" instead of this rubbish... Should have CCTV surveillance and anyone found vandalising, should be publicly shamed and made to pay any repair costs. NONE of this "To Young" If they are old enough to go into the park unsupervised they are old enough to know right from wrong.

Comment by: Helen on 18th July 2013 at 08:34

Some time ago, here where I live a pre-school play area was vandalised. Eventually teenagers were found to be responsible. They were able to choose their punishment. Get a criminal conviction or repair the damage & publicly apologise to those concerned, they chose the second option. Hopefully they will have learnt something about living in a society where their destructive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Comment by: Helen on 18th July 2013 at 08:37

PS. I should have also said I think the photo is a nice summery one Thomas, with 'children' doing what they have always done & will always do when there's a drop of water about !

Comment by: michael Australia Melbourne on 18th July 2013 at 08:38

WIGNER. I agree we got the mamby pambys over here,they not all liderals.mainly labor and the greens.flog a couple and get them on a chaingang cleaning up their mess

Comment by: maggie on 18th July 2013 at 09:27

A few years ago some teenagers were caught damaging the Botanical gardens here in Bath. For their punishment they were made to work in the gardens for a few months. They liked it so much, they asked if they could be trained to continue doing the work.

Comment by: tricia on 18th July 2013 at 09:47

Penalty for Grafitti or vandalsism in Singapore PUBLIC FLOGGING...A bit extreme but it works!
But this would be horrific for Singaporeans...
they still have a sense of shame.

Comment by: David Singer on 18th July 2013 at 11:09

Spot-on , Wiganer.

Comment by: Cyril on 18th July 2013 at 12:12

Happen it's the same' Mamby Pamby's' that wanted the Boy's and Girl's Club to be built on The Mesnes, didn't they realise or even care that this club would attract 'riff raff' from all over; hence the sudden increase in town centre vandalism, and with this hot weather continuing expect a lot more vandalism in the park.

Comment by: Mick on 18th July 2013 at 15:34

Cyril if you locals used the park there would be no vandalism.

And just for the record Im in the park early in the morning, two or three times a week and Ive not seen anything thats been vandalized as yet

Comment by: Ellen on 18th July 2013 at 15:39

Whilst I agree, basically, with WIGANER, why does He/She assume that MONEY FOR YOUTH is of the female gender?
I don't think that "bleeding heart liberalism" is restricted to women only!!

Comment by: Ellen on 18th July 2013 at 15:44

I got a little carried away there, but nice picture, Thomas; it's good to see children being children and doing the natural thing children do on a hot sunny day!

Comment by: pat on 18th July 2013 at 16:05

Liked the comment from Maggie - a positive outcome, oh if only that could happen here!!
Should try it though, one never knows.

Comment by: WIGANER on 18th July 2013 at 16:31

Mick. the windows were smashed in the gate house and tiles broken on the bandstand roof over the weekend.

Comment by: Anne on 18th July 2013 at 17:46

Don't know how to create a link, look on google for " fine t-shirts Singapore". My son lived there for several years and what Tricia says is true. Fines of every kind for everything

Comment by: Helen on 18th July 2013 at 20:15

If the windows have been smashed in the gate house..which I believe has just been renovated & tiles broken on the the bandstand roof. I think it is up to you Wiganer's to press for some action. Don't tolerate hooligans.

Comment by: WIGANER on 18th July 2013 at 22:35

Helen don't you realise it isn't hooliganism it's because the poor dears are bored and they haven't enough money spent on them...(await 'Money For Youths' response<g>)
As I have said previously. There are to many 'DO GOODERS' about these days who are always looking for excuses. Bring back the birch...

Comment by: Cyril on 18th July 2013 at 23:38

Folks can't be in the park 24/7 Mick, especially in the late evenings when the vandalism takes place by feral youths. When the college was in the old Pagefield Mill building there were attacks on students going between campuses at dusk, they asked the council to install lighting to make it safer but, the council as is their usual excuse said they hadn't the money, and that lighting was unnecessary. So you see that neither the council nor the police gives a scorrock as to what goes on in Mesnes or any other Park at night, and yet if someone did give them a clip around the ear the area would be swarming with police searching for the perpetrator.

Comment by: Smee on 19th July 2013 at 02:09

When i went the other day there was a small child doing the butterfly in rings about the fountain, it was rather cute and at the same time weird

Comment by: alan lad on 21st July 2013 at 10:08

went yesterday 21/7 and whilst sitting thinking of my earliest memories of visits mid 1950s I asked mi self did the park keeper ring a bell at closeing time I could not answer mi self so I asked five people of my age group during the day/night and none could remember ,so anybody on here remember the bell being rang ?,

Comment by: alan lad on 21st July 2013 at 10:12

previous comment should read 20/7 not 21st I think.

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