They didn't muck about with kids swings in the olden days
Sorry for the daily mail link, but there’s some great pics here:
The pic of the girl hanging off the end of the group in pic 3 is great.
We had a Witches Hat in the park near us and it was bloody lethal. It was much bigger than the one in the pics linked to above and I was often too scared to go on it.Posted 4 years ago
All the ‘big kids’ used to make it go really fast and it seemed really high. Kids use to regularly be flung from it.maccruiskeenSubscriber
Sorry to tell you this, but, they died.
I’d imagine pretty much everyone in the picture has died at some point in the last 90 years 🙂
The little girl in the background bought it when she fell out of the witches hat in the playpark behind the Kettering Sunset Retirement Home in 1996Posted 4 years agoscuttlerMember
These spinning see-saw things are pretty good in the 21st century damage stakes – plenty of opportunity to get flipped if you’re boarding, flung if you’re riding or battered if you’re pushing – Probably due for a government banning. Still not quite up to standards of the OP though.
Posted 4 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
The kid on the monkey bars looks like he’s just done a couple of minutes in a George Formby grill.
Kids were so much harder back in the day. I bet if I shoved my lad in a waffle iron he’d only last 10 seconds.genuine lol here. the lad does look like george formby too.Posted 4 years ago
Im old enough to remember swings like that. Also really tall slides that you could polish up so that the terminal velocity on departing the end of the slide could be shattering, of major limbs.
…rrrrr the smell of burnt flesh on a boiling hot day on a metal slide…Posted 4 years ago
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