Images of Hunstanton in postcards - the Boating Lake & Swimming Pool

 

Hunstanton, Norfolk

in old postcards 

The Boating Lake and Swimming Pool

The Boating Lake taken towards the end of WW2. The island in the middle was a favourite childhood place. A great place to hide from grown-ups!

One winter it froze over(1963?). I remember attempting to skate and falling through the ice.

The message on the back says this was a new attraction in Hunstanton. Posted 1913.

Another view of the Boating Lake-much later than the last three- probably the 1960's. I like this one as it shows The Kit Kat in the background. Many Saturday nights were spent there in the 1970's with good friends.

The Blue Lagoon Swimming Pool.

This is where I learned to swim. This image brings back a whole host of memories, the Seagull club, cheese & onion crisps, icy water early morning, sunbathing and the smell of tar, the water slides, the diving boards, It's a Knockout..... it could be yesterday.

Another view of the swimming pool. Alas no longer there. It was filled in during the summer of 1967. Replaced by a car park, then the Oasis.

The Pier

The Green

Buildings in the town

Boating Lake & Swimming Pool

Sea front & beach

Old Hunstanton

Lighthouse & Garden of Rest

Ringstead Downs etc