Wednesday, 15 July 2009


The Marine Lake and Pleasure Gardens looks worthy of its name here with all that greenery! Marine Lake opened in 1895; the bathing pontoon (diving platform) shown above, was added a year later.

The lake was created for sailing and rowing and never quite caught on as a swimming pool. Resident Mr. Terry Roberts, now in his 70s remembers, “When I was a kid we used to go there swimming and come out covered with mud and slime. Our mothers played hell.”