Esoteric London

No 654: Park Street, SE1

Posted in Graffiti, Sport by esotericlondon on August 30, 2012

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.

To read more of the article from which the above text was taken visit http://www.victorianlondon.org by clicking here. R.D.]

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