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World's first children's slide

World's first children's slide

DateTime: 2019/1/5 11:27:33  Posted by: Admin  In: Historians have discovered photos of what's thought to be the world’s first children’s slide. It was built 90 years ago from planks of wood and it became very popular!  View: 224

The slide was invented by Charles Wicksteed (in the centre of this picture) who at first made them for his park but then went on to sell them around the world. He also invented other playground equipment.

Charles Wicksteed

The play equipment was built in 1922 in Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire – the first park of its kind in the UK.

Children and adults of the slide

In the early days, there were separate slides for girls and for boys, though some boys seem to have sneaked on to these ones. The separation eventually stopped and the slides could be used by everyone.

Children on the slide

And lots gathered around this maypole.

Maypole

It wasn't just the slide that was popular - here are children in the 1920s playing on a plank swing.

1920s playground and children playing

Historians have discovered photos of what's thought to be the world’s first children’s slide. It was built 90 years ago from planks of wood and it became very popular!

Children on the first children's slide


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