Hove Lagoon (part 3)

Photograph from The Argus newspaper.

Photograph from The Argus newspaper.

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:

http://hovelagoonmyc.wikispaces.com/Club+History

There are some newspaper cuttings too, a couple of which are copied here:

Model Yachting on Hove Lagoon

Model Yachting on Hove Lagoon

Inter-Club Match

Inter-Club Match

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.

Hove Lagoon Paddling Pool, my son is on the left in the white shirt.

Hove Lagoon Paddling Pool, my son is on the left in the white shirt.

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 😦

http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/hove-lagoon-skate-park-brighton

Hove Lagoon Skate park

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 🙂

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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