Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Bonefishblues
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Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Postby Bonefishblues » 17 Jul 2019, 5:51pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
pwa wrote:Ropes left around tree boughs can be a problem, but frankly, when I see a rope swing I am gratified that kids are still getting out there and making swings, building dens, and swimming in rivers. That is how I spent my leisure time in my 1960s childhood. I'm far more worried about the kids who spend too much time indoors.

+1 it used to be called adventure,now it's unfortunately termed as danger :?

I met a strange hairy man (curmudgeon? troll?) when playing in the woods in the gloaming
He is described in a book: 'Stig of the dump' :wink:

I believe the latest issue is now re-titled "Stig Goes on the Offenders Register" to better reflect modern times.

reohn2
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Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jul 2019, 6:11pm

Story alert:-
When a wer oh lad there was a chap who wasn't a full shilling and who we were led to believe was the result of his experiences in WW2.
He used to stand at a junction of two roads in the village where I lived and was known as Billy Clapper.The term was attributed to him because he'd stand there all day clapping his hands first in front of him then behind in a rhythmical motion,he'd pass the time of day with anyone with a smile.
The story goes that one day Billy was 'on duty' when a furniture van stopped and the driver's mate asked Billy "do you know the way to Westhoughton"(a local town about five miles away).
Billy answered "no".
To which the chap in the van said " you're daft aren't you?".
Billy said "yes,but I'm not lost"
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Cyril Haearn
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Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Jul 2019, 6:18pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
reohn2 wrote:+1 it used to be called adventure,now it's unfortunately termed as danger :?

I met a strange hairy man (curmudgeon? troll?) when playing in the woods in the gloaming
He is described in a book: 'Stig of the dump' :wink:

I believe the latest issue is now re-titled "Stig Goes on the Offenders Register" to better reflect modern times.

It is a series, 'Stig becomes an influencer and gets millions of clicks' is published next month
Nice one Cyrille, nice one son..
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on 49" fixed
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Bonefishblues
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Re: Letters: Help! The New Forest is becoming a suburban park

Postby Bonefishblues » 17 Jul 2019, 6:54pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:I met a strange hairy man (curmudgeon? troll?) when playing in the woods in the gloaming
He is described in a book: 'Stig of the dump' :wink:

I believe the latest issue is now re-titled "Stig Goes on the Offenders Register" to better reflect modern times.

It is a series, 'Stig becomes an influencer and gets millions of clicks' is published next month

Get you, down with the kidz :D