Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Unremarkable Tree


A brief selection of waffle to end another period of neglectfulness toward the blog. Slightly busy at the moment to finish off the drafts

The picture above is a unremarkable tree was on the grounds of a former school now demolished which is now a community area / field. It was planted as a memorial to a boy who choked to death in the playground after swallowing a pen lid in 1977. I remember those pens and watching reports on Newsround of children choking to death over 10 years later before someone thought it might be a good idea to put a hole in the lid and try to limit such a needless loss of life.

3 comments:

C B said...

The tree may be unremarkable but obviously the boy wasn't and sure I remember those old caps too though we had real ink in bottles too!
Regards Caroline (Mc1 and of +1)

Calie said...

It might be unremarkable, but it's posts like this one that keep me coming back to your blog, Lucy.

Calie xxx

GirlWhoShould (Lucy) said...

There were ink wells in some old desks phased out years ago.

Thank you Calie x