Safety first!

PUBLISHED: 14:11 24 May 2007 | UPDATED: 21:42 29 May 2010

ONCE again I find myself in full sympathy with the Gt Notley correspondent, Michael Hogg. He concedes the point that accidents are indeed caused, albeit that the insecure may try and pass the buck in blaming the one and only true God, or his Agents; nice

ONCE again I find myself in full sympathy with the Gt Notley correspondent, Michael Hogg.

He concedes the point that accidents are indeed caused, albeit that the insecure may try and pass the buck in blaming the one and only true God, or his Agents; nice to have an escape clause.

As for stupid mountaineers, who may, in their exuberance, trip or stumble over the odd rock, having inadvertently failed to bang their piton into a firm foundation; well, we all know who's to blame for that!

Yet, it is still fun to take a chance now and then.

Some of us were actually trained in the art of falling out of aeroplanes.

I was there during the Cuba Crisis, adorned in tin helmet, and ready to dive into oblivion, had the order been given.

My mother was a parachute packer during the Second World War, she claims, none of her work was ever returned as faulty.

You appear to know an awful lot about playgrounds Mr Hogg, but should we take your word for it, that 'cotton wool' is really as safe as you would have us believe?

Rod Blacklock

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