Mat Whitley

posted 8 Jun 2012, 06:15 by Xxx Xxl Sexy Xnxx Xvideos HD   [ updated 8 Jun 2012, 06:17 ]
To whom it may concern,

I'm writing to express how concerned I am to learn of the potential demise of the Adventure Play Ground in Battersea Park.

As a Battersea boy, born and bred, I can safely say that it was not only a regular (daily) excitement to run around this magical place, but also a source of great pride. When asked where I lived, their response would invariably be one of envy because I was so near the APG. 
It had rules, but not too many. I seem to remember that back in the day, grown ups were not allowed. There was a sense of freedom and monitored danger that appeals to all children. It was and still is a proper Adventure.
We used to go to the so called Adventure Play Ground in Holland Park. It wasn't bad, but it didn't have the heights and the scariness of our place. And now look at it!  Well don't, actually. It's not worth the effort.
And now I take my children to Battersea, well, actually, they beg me to take them, and it is still the same riot of walkways, ropes, slides and fun. 
It was also one of the few places that there was no social hierarchy. We were all just kids. We might speak differently, but there was a total acceptance between us all of each other. And it was a lot tougher in those days.

I don't know if any of my words will make a difference, but to a child who grew up on those scary swings, the horrendous flares, dodgy hair cuts, grazed knees and sweaty brows, laughing and crying and the sheer exhilaration of youth and knowing how lucky we were to have this place, that seemed to be made by local people for us, and all for free, and to marvel at my own children experiencing the exact same thing 40 odd years later, it would be a complete degradation of duty not to maintain such a lively source of recreation for future generations.
And as a post script: on my last visit there, my child lost quite an expensive piece of new fangled gadgetry, which the staff, in near darkness attempted without success to find. 2 days later, having left my name and number, to receive a phone call from a staff member saying they'd found it, reminded me of how things SHOULD be. 

Yours sincerely
Mat Whitley