Yes I know, it’s really not a great photo …but the potential story behind it could be quite interesting.
The photo shows an old glass jar semi-buried in a hole in one of the hills in Queens Park. Our children used to call it, and in fact we all still do call it, the Telly Tubby hill after viewing many episodes of the children’s TV show …it’s the hill opposite the playground, near to the Monkey Woods entrance. On the other main hilly bit behind the bunglows on Deneshey Road there are a few pieces of old glass (I picked-up and binned a few) and what looks like porcelain jars. I guess that after the weeks of icy weather and sledging the ground has been disturbed and these bits of glass have been disturbed. Obviously keep an eye out for glass if your children are playing in the park – there’s not lots, but still.
Now I’ve been told that these little hills in Queens Park are man-made and buried within them are piles of old, unwanted jam jars from an old nearby jam factory. I’ve absolutely no idea if that’s true or not …how about you?