Thursday, 22 March 2012
Just along from the church of St Matthias in Burley, Leeds and past the nearby houses there is a small playground of the kind that I enjoyed as a boy.
However the one here has seen better days, the swings had no chains or seats and there were chunks missing of the cushioned floor. I talked with a young man who grew up and still lived nearby and he played here as a child before it became neglected. He said it was such a pity that the many children that live here can no longer play safely on this little playground.
I think the reason for its decline is that local councils are much more health and safety conscious and there is a reasonable play area in the nearby Burley public park.
I will be posting about the church of St Matthias here in Burley in the next few days.