Faith, hope, and love in south-east London
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Arthur's great idea
In the 1920s children loved sliding down the granite slope by the steps leading up to St James's portico as much as they do today.
But it gave Arthur Carr of Peek Freans Biscuit factory an idea - a full blown slide for the kids - and that was the beginning of the famous joy slide (which we hope one day to replicate).
The Churchyard already had a children's playground:
As it does today
but Arthur considered that what it really needed was a SLIDE:
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