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 was never quite suitable for swimming. Rhyl resident Terry Roberts aka 'Terry Handbag', 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.”

SUN 4th FEB 2018 UPDATE: An image of Rhyl Amateur Swimming Club diving off the pontoon at Marine Lake - a card postmarked 1912.