Four Men and a Floating Tin Shack

Now you might well wonder what on earth the grainy old photo of four men and ¬†a floating tin shack has to do with our beautiful park and gardens. Let me explain. For those that have been (avidly) following our posts, you’ll already know that Radipole gardens was once part of Radipole Lake (or Backwater)…

Radipole Lake before Radipole Park

I love this old image in so many ways. It is a snapshot of where I grew up in Hanover Road, living virtually next to the original Alexander Bridge shown here. But more importantly, it shows just how extensive ¬†Radipole Lake ( the Backwater) was until Radipole Park Drive was built in the 1920’s and…