Every one who comes into Lenton Recreation Ground via the Church Street gate should notice 'Church House'. It's a seemingly small mid-Victorian detached house with a slightly crafts/gothic appearance. The small garden between the house and the park has been a jungle of sorts for some years, but not unattractive for that. Last week the young men who live there started to tidy the garden up and by the end of the week they were laying turf. On Friday I asked them if I could take a photograph of them at work, but they decided to give me a group photograph instead. I left them a leaflet, so I hope one of them at least visits this blog and sees my pic. I also hope that whoever follows them into Church House next year or the year after will want to look after the newly created little garden by the park.
The park is now busy most evenings if it isn't raining and the weekend rush actually begins on Friday afternoons. Perhaps there are fewer lectures on a Friday afternoon? The students begin to drift into the park and slowly, but surely, the groups playing games or just sitting find themselves with less and less space. At teatime on Friday a group of six young women had enough of the park to spread themselves out and play a lively game of what I call 'rounders'. Their laughter and squeals of delight seemed just perfect for a balmy Friday afternoon in the park. Elsewhere there were some boys playing footie, three others with a frisbie and on the basketball court both hoops were being used by dunkers. There were also a few mothers and their children in the play area. To many all this activity would lead them to conclude that Lenton Recreation was busy. Those of us who know the park better would describe this as 'a quiet Friday afternoon'.
Hugh Grant arrested for hitting a photographer with a tub of baked beans.