Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/4/2012

Somebody call elf ‘n’ safety, standards are on the slide! Ninety years ago, how taking a risk was all part of playtime fun

With their rickety ladders leading to a steep descent with little or nothing to hold on to, these 1922 slides would have today’s health and safety zealots scrambling for their clipboards. But the children, in their school ties, caps and shorts, seem perfectly happy to ride down the polished wooden planks.

The scene was captured shortly after Britain’s first slide was constructed – and is a world away from the far smaller metal slide with side rails found in the same playground today. for more click here

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