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Boating Lake by Delph Tea Gardens
Photo: dk
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Boating Lake by Delph Tea Gardens - c1953

Comment by: K. Miller on 15th January 2009 at 15:09

My mother said the trains were packed with people from Manchester & Liverpool who came to to Delph Tea Gardens. I remember the lake, now filled in and has posh houses on it. What sacralige!

Comment by: Dennis Dickinson on 27th April 2009 at 01:51

I remember going out in a small rowing boat on that lake in the early 1950s.
Happy Memories

Comment by: Ernest Savage on 13th February 2011 at 09:27

I have commented more fully on the other photograph of the Delph Tea Gardens but the lake hasn't been filled in; it is in the garden of one of the `posh houses`. It was perhaps not sacrilege, but certainly a great loss.

Comment by: j woods on 16th March 2011 at 17:06

My only visit was arranged as a celebration of the end of the war in 1945 for the children in the Victoria Street/Warrington Road , Newtown area. I was 4 years old and it was the first time I`d been on a coach trip. It obviously made a big impression as it appeared regularly in my dreams although I didn`t know why or where it was. Luckily I visited the site just before it was built on and recognised the place in my dreams. I`ve never dreamed about it since !!

Comment by: Pat Wileman on 1st November 2012 at 11:10

During the war we lived in Liverpool and my father was in the Mercant Navy and we were evacuated to Parbold and lived in the Delph tea gardens.We had 3 aunties who lived in Parbold.We eventually moved back to Liverpool but spent many schol holidays in Parbold.

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