Behold the first Wendy House

May 11, 2020 9:35 pm

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There are a multitude of things that you can do with a set of used pallet racking Ireland, or Wales, England and Scotland whatever nation it comes from. But, rather than making something dull like a compost bin or a bin store why not build a nice den or a Wendy House? It doesn’t have to be anything too elaborate, just 3 walls and roof. You’ll soon find that the kids will be having a wild time.

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The first Wendy house was a creation of J M Barrie when he was writing Peter Pan. The story goes that when she first arrives in Neverland Tinkerbell tells the Lost Boys that the “Wendy Bird” is dangerous and needs to be shot down. The Lost boys duly unleash a volley from the Bows but luckily all miss. Peter is annoyed and bans Tink until tea time and decides that the Lost Boys need to make something for Wendy to make it up to her.

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They build a house around the spot where she was shot down using wood and their clothing to finish it. For example her brother John’s hat was used for the chimney pot and an unused slipper became the door knocker. At night before Bed the Lost Boys would gather around Wendy’s house and listen to her tell them a story like the Mother they never knew.