Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wightly Meadows

Meadow Lane is a cul-de-sac leading to Wightly Meadows, a small park and playing area bequeathed to the town by Lady Clarissa Wightly in 1934. It used to boast a variety of children's play equipment including a 24' high partially enclosed slide and a 14' Witch's Hat. An area for smaller children included a sandpit and Wendy house.

The play area was modernised after the new council regulations of 1992, resulting in the removal of the Witch's Hat and the lowering of the slide to 8'. The sand pit was deemed 'unhygienic' and replaced with a series of colourful blocks on wires and the Wendy house, long used as a paradise for the less savoury habits of local youths, was demolished entirely.

The Log 'adventure playground' that was built to commemorate sixty years of the park in 2004 has become a firm favourite with the local community; particularly Sam Cross, who sells paper bags full of cannabis leaves from the adventure treehouse after the park closes.


Image: Playground Poets

5 comments:

stephanie said...

I think there's something more innocent about "less savoury habits" than the selling of weed personally.

DJ Kirkby said...

Lol...just lol.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Steph - you're probably right!

Denyse - thank you!

aims said...

Love it! Absolutely love it!

Gawds your good!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thanks Aims!