Recreation Ground and Open Spaces
There is a recreation ground on the Shimping Road (near Newhouse Farmhouse) which is used by Hartest and Coldham Hall Cricket Club and Lawshall Swan Football Club. For many years it was also the home ground of Coldham Hall Football Club for whom Brian Talbot played for as a youngster. Previous locations in the parish where sports were played included the field near the entrance to Coldham Hall and the field at the rear of All Saints Church.
Open spaces within the parish include:
- Land between The Glebe and Shepherds Drive - including the play area managed by the Lawshall Community Playground Society.
- Land behind Churchill Close - grassed area used for informal football games.
- Grassland at Hanningfield Green - meadow grassland area that is now designated as a County Wildlife Site.
- Grassland at Lawshall Green - a remaining fragment of flower-rich grassland.
Famous quotes containing the words spaces, open, recreation and/or ground:
“through the spaces of the dark
Midnight shakes the memory
As a madman shakes a dead geranium.”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 27:5.
“Media mystifications should not obfuscate a simple, perceivable fact; Black teenage girls do not create poverty by having babies. Quite the contrary, they have babies at such a young age precisely because they are poorbecause they do not have the opportunity to acquire an education, because meaningful, well-paying jobs and creative forms of recreation are not accessible to them ... because safe, effective forms of contraception are not available to them.”
—Angela Davis (b. 1944)
“O how can it be that the ground itself does not sicken?
How can you be alive you growths of spring?
How can you furnish health you blood of herbs, roots, orchards, grain?
Are they not continually putting distemperd corpses within you?
Is not every continent workd over and over with sour dead?”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)