9th February 1996 at 00:00
RESEARCH REQUEST Snails, snakes, footprints and target circles are just a few of the painted markings to be found in playgrounds. Tracey Masters is writing a dissertation on this subject and would be grateful for information about where they come from and what use children make of them. Write to her at: 40 Faringdon Road, St Jude's, Plymouth, Devon PL4 9EP.

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