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 by clicking here. R.D.]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: