• View to the Old Boathouse from ‘The Island’

    The Old Boathouse

    The Old Boathouse

    This photograph, probably 1930s,  is a view from the island where the fishermen have placed a picnic table now. It shows the old Boathouse which was situated below the large Beech Tree and down from the childrens’ playground. Notice no houses in the background which is now Herbert Jennings Avenue. Thanks to Bill Cotton and Angie Meredith for the photograph.

    The Rockery

    The Rockery

    The Rockery

    This photograph is taken in the 1930s and shows the Rockery where the Japanese garden lies today.  Thanks to Bill Cotton and Angie Meredith for the photograph.

    Summer Housand Rockery

    Rockery and Summer House

    Rockery and Summer House

    This photograph is taken in the 1930s and shows the Rockery and Summer House where the Japanese garden lies today.  Thanks to Bill Cotton and Angie Meredith for the photograph.

    View from Cedars to Summer House before The Gorsedd Stones were laid

    Before The Gorsedd Stones

    Before The Gorsedd Stones

    This photograph is taken in the 1930s about 40 years before the Gorsedd Stones were installed for the 1977 National Eisteddfod.  Thanks to Bill Cotton and Angie Meredith for the photograph.

    The Old Chinese Bridge at Acton Park

    The Old Chinese Bridge

    The Old Chinese Bridge at Acton Park spanned an area of the lake no longer there up to the early 1960s. It spanned a part of the lake which is now the ‘wild flower meadow’ not far from the old Lodge on Jeffries Road. This photograph was taken in the 1930s. Thanks to Doreen for the contribution.


    The Rock Garden and Summer House at Acton Park

    The Summer House – Acton Park

    The Summer House is, sadly, no longer standing. It was removed in the early 1970s and stood where the Japanese garden is now. This postcard is dated 1930. Thanks to Paul Ford for the contribution.


    Rock Gardens, Acton Park

    Rock Gardens, Acton Park

    The Rock gardens, which were in front of the Summer House have been replaced by the Japanese gardens. This poscard is dated duringt the 1930s. Thanks to Paul Ford for the contribution.


    The Lake at Acton Park

    The Lake at Acton Park

    This postcard of the lake is from the 1930s – I see the swan was there then! Thanks to Paul Ford for the contribution.


    The Rockery at Acton Park

    The Rockery, Acton Park

    A Postcard from the 1930s showing ‘The Rockery’. Thanks to Paul Ford for the contribution.