Today we are taking a final look at Hove Lagoon and I wanted to write about the model boat club, and also to tie up some loose ends and give an idea of what the park is like today.
Hove Lagoon Model Yacht Club opened in 1929, there are some great pictures and lots more great information on their website:
There are some newspaper cuttings too, a couple of which are copied here:
During 1998/99 there was a campaign for a paddling pool to be built in the park. Here is a newspaper cutting about a sponsored paddle to raise money for this pool, which was built and still remains there.
There is a skatepark on the site now, which is nice and keeps it updated and relevent to what children and young people want these days. Oh – I sound really old 😦
There is also a new cafe http://www.bigbeachcafe.com/ I believe this was bought by D.J Fatboy Slim, from Heather Mills – Paul McCartney’s ex-wife who had run it for a while as a Vegan establishment. These famous people all live, or once lived, just the other side of the Lagoon park, with their own private bit of beach 🙂