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This postcard probably dates from about 1920, but what is the mystery object in centre of image.

Is it a see-saw or could it be an anti-aircraft gun from First World War?

Mystery solved

Mr. James Fox has contacted us to let us know that he used to play in Barking Park in the 1950's and from what he can remember the children's play area (swings etc) was in the area behind the band stand. Mr Fox has kindly identified the mystery object as a seesaw which held 4/5 children and looked a bit like a long creature with a head.

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