Pirates day held to celebrate opening of new play area at Aylestone Park, Hereford

Hereford Times: Children enjoying a new pirate ship at Aylestone Park. Children enjoying a new pirate ship at Aylestone Park.

CHILDREN dressed as pirates to celebrate the opening of a new play area in Hereford.

More than 300 people attended the 'pirates day' at Aylestone Park, which included a best dressed pirate competition, a treasure hunt, face painting and a penalty shoot-out that was supervised by Hereford United's mascot Edgar.

The new play area has swings, a pirate ship and a canon and was opened by the Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Phil Edwards.

The opening follows hard work from the council, contractors and volunteers, which included close consultation with the community.

Martin Danks, chairman of Aylestone Park Association (APA), said that families in the area would like a water theme near the canal and a slide on a grassed mound.

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12:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

mizza21 says...

My Ark !
It's ruined. And it's covered in Pirates !

It'll never save the denizens of Hereford from the impending biblical floods now .
My Ark ! It's ruined. And it's covered in Pirates ! It'll never save the denizens of Hereford from the impending biblical floods now . mizza21

2:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

dippyhippy says...

Mizza - this is a blow. I am not going to deny it!

But, like the 6billion dollar man, we have the technology. We can rebuild it.
C'mon where's the Steve Austin spirit??
And come to mention it, where's the heated smoking area.....I've looked really carefully and just can't see it....????
Mizza - this is a blow. I am not going to deny it! But, like the 6billion dollar man, we have the technology. We can rebuild it. C'mon where's the Steve Austin spirit?? And come to mention it, where's the heated smoking area.....I've looked really carefully and just can't see it....???? dippyhippy

3:05pm Wed 18 Dec 13

mizza21 says...

Ah yes, about the heated smoking area.
Now, up until September I liked a roll up as much as the next man, but I have seen a hypnotist and I don't smoke no more.

It's no longer a priority, but if it is really necessary we could perhaps get a bus stop installed in the car park and perhaps pick up a patio heater for when it gets really cold.
I thought it might be better to concentrate on not having big holes in it and getting the blummin pirates off, look at em! I hope they're not drunk.
Ah yes, about the heated smoking area. Now, up until September I liked a roll up as much as the next man, but I have seen a hypnotist and I don't smoke no more. It's no longer a priority, but if it is really necessary we could perhaps get a bus stop installed in the car park and perhaps pick up a patio heater for when it gets really cold. I thought it might be better to concentrate on not having big holes in it and getting the blummin pirates off, look at em! I hope they're not drunk. mizza21

3:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

dippyhippy says...

I see.
No heated smoking area.
That's fine.
I don't mind.
Honestly.


Who am I kidding....Mizza, that's just bloody selfish!!

Please tell me the ambient lightning made it off the drawing board???
I see. No heated smoking area. That's fine. I don't mind. Honestly. Who am I kidding....Mizza, that's just bloody selfish!! Please tell me the ambient lightning made it off the drawing board??? dippyhippy

4:36pm Wed 18 Dec 13

mizza21 says...

oh yes the ambient lighting, Err would candles in jars provide the same effect?
Also , I voted you up.
oh yes the ambient lighting, Err would candles in jars provide the same effect? Also , I voted you up. mizza21

4:46pm Wed 18 Dec 13

dippyhippy says...

If you could see the look of complete and utter disappointment on my face Mizza, that ambient lighting would be installed!

Let's re-cap what we have.


Three, highly visible, holes .
No heated smoking area.
No ambient lighting.
A slide.

We are hardly going to make our fortune on my next great idea...
."The Ark 'N Ride" scheme.

Mizza, has it really come to this???
We've got to come up with something better!!
In times of crisis, I always think to myself "What would Enid Blyton do?"......
If you could see the look of complete and utter disappointment on my face Mizza, that ambient lighting would be installed! Let's re-cap what we have. Three, highly visible, holes . No heated smoking area. No ambient lighting. A slide. We are hardly going to make our fortune on my next great idea... ."The Ark 'N Ride" scheme. Mizza, has it really come to this??? We've got to come up with something better!! In times of crisis, I always think to myself "What would Enid Blyton do?"...... dippyhippy

4:49pm Wed 18 Dec 13

dippyhippy says...

Voting me up will not improve this situation - I hate the thumb vote, as well you know!!
Voting me up will not improve this situation - I hate the thumb vote, as well you know!! dippyhippy

4:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13

JollyJesterTwo says...

Ha ha! Hereford's biggest dog toilet with a children's playground in its midst. That's planning for you!
Ha ha! Hereford's biggest dog toilet with a children's playground in its midst. That's planning for you! JollyJesterTwo

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