Skip to Content

Rusholme & Victoria Park Archive

Prev

Next

The Boating Lake, always popular!!

The Smart Set!

So very smartly dressed...........postcard dated 1926

So very smartly dressed.............

Childrens Paddling Pool 1923 (below)

Childrens Paddling Pool 1923

Close-up photo below, small vase, made of Grafton china and retailed in a shop, 'Lee of Rusholme'

A small commemorative vase of Grafton china.

Close-up photo above, small vase, made of Grafton china and retailed in a shop, 'Lee of Rusholme'

When those poor men laboured away through the winter of 1908-09, moving tons of earth to create the lake and the island, apparently without mechanical excavators, I wonder if they realised how popular this part of the Park would become.

1913 Postcard below, The Boathouse

1913 Postcard

There are endless pictures of the lake, so many have children playing by the waterside, some 50 boats or more could be hired for rowing around the lake, whilst two motor launches, (one named William Royle), could take the less energetic around the island.

Platt Lake 1910
The Lake 1914
Young boy fishing
Rowing skiffs in colour, undated
The Lake 1949
Boathouse 1930ish

Take your pick from this further selection!

Remember! Wherever you see a 'Gallery' of smaller pictures as below then click on the picture and it will expand!