Thorpe Salvin: Kids are playing out this summer

A picnic in the park marked the arrival of £20,000 worth of play equipment in Thorpe Salvin.

Monday, 29th July 2013, 11:02 am
Enjoying one of the new pieces of play equipment are Henry and Finn Edwards watched by dad Tony Edwards.

Families, friends and community figures gathered at Sorby Recreation Field to christen the park.

The Friends of Sorby Field have spent a year trying to get the required funding to add to a generous donation from the parish council.

And finally the new equipment is installed and very much in use.

Enjoying the new climbing pieces of play equipment are Amelia Hancox, William Hancox, Jamie Clarke, Toby Clarke.

Kids had a whale of a time conquering the Quest climbing frame and sailing on the cantilever type basket swing.

The picnic was a way of getting the village together and for the children to burn off some energy.

Unfortunately the weather was overcast and cooler than in recent weeks but it did not stop the children having fun.

“All the families commented how much their own children now wanted to go to the park, whereas in the past it was never top of their list,” said Mark Pearson.

The afternoon was completed with a game of cricket, with players ranging in age from eight to 65.

Star of the match was Sam Yellops who was top scorer and a dab hand at spinning bowling.

As stumps were called it was ice creams all round thanks to Manfredi’s ice cream van.

It was a typical British summer day - cool weather but lots of fun still had.

Mark added: “A big thank you has to go to the parish council and Jo Simpson for all their hard work over the last year.”