AN OXFORD playground was on the move in 1979 due to the ground it was built on being poisoned.

Heavy machinery, including a bulldozer, moved on to Tuckwells Field in March of that year to continue the job of relocating the South Oxford Adventure Playground.

A new playground was due to be ready in time for the Easter holidays.

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The original site was closed in December of 1978 when the soil was found to be polluted with arsenic and cyanide.

A sign put up at the site by Oxford City Council stated: "Warning Keep Out. This land is poisoned and not safe for play."

Play leaders worked with children for several weeks to create a makeshift playground while the old one was closed off.