Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 15th October, 2023)
Photo: David (Panasonic FZ330)
What a mess. If it is finished with then it should be removed.
That's great! Imagine coming across that as kids! Hours of fun :)
You can tell it’s a ‘sophisticated’ play den.
Fancy leaving it behind though. A pity not many kids would play there these days unless they were with their parents. We would have done in the fifties…but I think we were safer then.
Kids would love that but unfortunately "health and safety" probably won't allow them to. I can't imagine the film people will have been allowed to just leave it there where it is easily accessible.... sadly these days they would soon have people claiming compensation that their children had hurt themselves on it. But oh! what a world of make-believe could be conjured up there!
"We would have done in the fifties…but I think we were safer then."
I do not believe that those people who are classified as dangerous are only a recent addition to our society: these undesirables have been within our society for a very long time, but the difference is that the focus and media coverage, along with many other facts, have changed.
On to brighter things, nice photograph, David. Many people viewing your photograph will reminisce about their years as a child and those happy times building a hut.
Don't think this would be a film set. Modern kitchen doors and stained glass windows would be a spoiler?
First glance, I thought it might be a reconstructed Galleries.
Both Wigan and Bolton have been regulars on tv series in the past few years, being other places, not themselves.
They were filming at the roller rink in Atherton a few weeks ago for something called Sherwood.They put up all sorts of scenery for the filming and when they finished it was tidier than when they started.
I lived near the tip in Hindley and you could find loads of stuff to build all sorts of like things this,no one seemed to bother us.The only person we would keep away from was a dubious bloke who was a Sunday school teacher.
Yes there were always ‘odd bods’ but you sensed who to keep away from. No drug dealers in the fifties outside schools! We went rambling with our friends all over we never got in trouble. There may have been accidents which was normal with all the climbing we did but that’s how you learned to take care of yourself.