When I was a child living in Walderslade we would sometimes go for a walk into the woods as a family.
But there's one memory that's always intrigued me and that is I have a very faint, almost blurred memory that there use to be some swings and a slide in the woods, near the base of the path that leads up to the end of Tunbury Avenue South, near the School.
A few years ago, just out of curiosity, I actually went back to Walderslade, just to see how much the area has changed over the years (I'll leave that story for another time...).
As I entered the woodlands I remembered these faint memories, and I thought I`d try and look for them.
Both to my JOY and ASTONHISHMENT I discovered that they were still there!
Unfortunately, both the swings and the slide themselves have long since gone (probably due to vandalism), but the foundations are still visible in the ground.
In the next two pictures you can clearly see the concrete base that the slide was attached to in the undergrowth:https://postimg.org/image/j35apbmix/https://postimg.org/image/p5cxftayx/
And in this photo, if you look closely, you just about see the remains of the steps leading up to the top of the slide, which ran along next to it:https://postimg.org/image/4nwkhwo95/
You can make out two faint wooden levels in the centre of the picture.
The only thing I can find is the base of the swings. From what I can recall I think
it was next to the slide on the left hand side, and there is a large opening there, but I can't find any traces of concrete foundations in the ground.
Seeing how old I was when I faintly remembered it that must be at least 40 years old by now.
Like I said, I was/am glad to have come upon it again after all these years.
If anyone else was living in that area during the 70's and 80's I'd be curious to hear if anyone else can remember this.