There is old style play equipment in the park opposite Whistlers Rest. Clearly this is a backwater, otherwise long ago these would have been replaced by small plastic replicas with soft fake turf below.
But let me hasten to add this this village is not dead and certainly is not dying -- it is home to 300+ people. I think because it is so close to Kandos, with regular transport to and from, it didn't quite grow up as a town so has been more of a dormitory for miners and railway workers. One day when we get to stay overnight rather than just quick visits I will walk the town and show you some of the houses most of which are quite modern and well kept.