No 654: Park Street, SE1
Park Street, London, SE1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012
The Penny Illustrated Paper, 29th September, 1866:
The Lambeth Baths was the scene, on Monday evening, of an animated fete, into which the [London Swimming] club had contrived to include a number of aquatic amusements of a strikingly novel and amusing character. There was, first, a ‘hurdle-race’ for a cup, contested by youths under sixteen who had never previously won a prize … the hurdles consist of poles floated on the water …. Next there was an egg-diving contest…
[ Today the Paralympic swimming events begin in the Zaha Hadid designed Aquatics Centre.