What a rare and fabulous pair of photos of the old boating lake, kindly sent in by Paul Doleman.
Following on from last week’s 1931 Hoylake Baths photo here we can see some pedalos, ready for the off in a section of the original boating lake. Note the ticket office and storage shed along with railings along the edge of the pool. I’ve no doubt it would’ve been fun for children (and dads of course) but the lake wasn’t that big …you’d have to do few laps to get your shillings worth. As you can see from the photo below there was a pool for the pedalos and another for model boats. Great old photos and lovely to be able to share them!
A typically breezy day too judging by the Union Jack on the flagpole. And as a slight aside, if you’ve noticed too that the wind turbines aren’t whizzing around much at all at the moment, it’s because, I gather, due to a fault with a cable that is used to transfer the generated electricity along the seabed to a substation somewhere near to Leasowe.