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photoblog image Gheluvelt Park 12th February 2014 3 of a few

Gheluvelt Park 12th February 2014 3 of a few

The structure in the foreground is part of  the war memorial

Gheluvelt Park 12th February 2014 3 of a few

The structure in the foreground is part of  the war memorial

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This is a bright image of a sad scene of the flooding in both the children's park and the war memorial Bill.......petersmile
Bill Phillips: Happily it has gone down and I saw children playing in the park when we went to our Helen's today
  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 24 Feb 2014, 02:26
Wonderful water playground, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Well not exactly Ray
Interesting to include a war memorial next to a playground.
Bill Phillips: The whole park was originally, in effect a war memorial. The attached link will explain all

http://www.worcester.gov.uk/index.php?id=2150
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2014, 06:59
Good to hear that the water has receded - I hope that your next photo will show us children playing again on the playground.
Bill Phillips: That could get me arrested these days Philine!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:06
I find the juxtapositioning of the war memorial, next to the playground, to be most interesting, Bill. I actually think it's a good idea. Hopefully the kids will grow up wanting war no more!
Bill Phillips: Most people don't want war Ginnie, but those who get themselves into power don't seem to be amongst them all too often
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:10
It would be nice to think this is a once in a hundred year event - which is what they said last year about flooding down in Somerset
Bill Phillips: The Severn is probably going to flood most years it all comes down to management. There will be a lot of hot air expended but by the time it happens again very little will actually have been done as a long term solution.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:15
You sure have had a lot of flooding
Bill Phillips: It has been the wettest winter for over 100 years vintage.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Feb 2014, 07:16
That river is making overtime to get the water out.
I assume no kids playing there for a while.
I wonder how long it will take for the UK to get back to normal.
Bill Phillips: In some parts many months Lady P. For some people, like some of the farmers, possibly never. Unlike the Netherlands, we will not sit down and look at the possible options for the whole country but will plug a few bits and then watch in surprise when it floods somewhere else
A bit of water is better than a lot of snow and ice.
Bill Phillips: It has hardly been a bit of water Mick. This is no great disaster but for people with flooded houses and ruined farms....they might have preferred snow
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2014, 08:33
The war memorial seems to echo the houses behind, not sure about the green sign in the foreground.
Bill Phillips: That was meant to add a touch of irony Mike
The kids would have a ball splashing in the playground.
Bill Phillips: Not sure how wholesome it would be though Mary
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2014, 09:48
I thought at first it was part of the flood defenses. Good to see that the H&S police have been out and taped off the path so save people getting their wellies wet.
Bill Phillips: You have to bear in mind that people re pretty stupid but ambulance chasing lawyers are not. Actually it would have been dangerous to go in here....this isn't the worst bit
  • carreksmum
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Feb 2014, 09:51
I love that the war memorial is next to the playground. A reminder for generations of what happened. Hope the water is receding.
Bill Phillips: It has been a controversial structure. I feel it was a good idea badly executed
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/worcester-war-memorial-restored-time-6142561
Let's hope the waters are receding now, Bill
Bill Phillips: They have Martin
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2014, 11:59
The kids would love it with the water in it.
Bill Phillips: The parents would not have been so keen though Aussie grin
It looks to be rather a strange war memorial, perhaps you could show all of it one day.
Bill Phillips: It has been controversial as you can see if you look at the attached link Brian
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/worcester-war-memorial-restored-time-6142561
So much brightness Bill! Beautiful!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ronky. It looked better today in sunshine with no flooding!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 16:19
The grim reality ... life is not just child's play
Bill Phillips: Indeed comrade. Gheluvelt Park is, in itself, a memorial
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and aittitude meet
  • 24 Feb 2014, 18:18
It's better in grayscale.
Bill Phillips: As are you
Water everywhere Bill! I hope that kids will be able to enjoy the park soonest...
Bill Phillips: It is back in action already Richard.
Nice use of hdr here, Bill - was in a single shot version?
Bill Phillips: 4 shots Tom
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 24 Feb 2014, 20:32
What a mess, Bill (not your photo, of course!)
Bill Phillips: Amazing that it hs now cleared and the park is back in use Lisl
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Feb 2014, 20:56
This is a memorial to Royal Marines, or some other water loving military types?
Bill Phillips: It is a WW1 memorial so perhaps the mud is appropriate

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