MY recollections of Homefield Park differ from those of Sheila Beadal.
The hospital extension was built over an annexe of the bowls club in Beach House Park.
The area contained a club pavilion and two bowling greens. The area was several feet higher than the general park grounds and was a natural “wicket keeper” for playing cricket.
The lake was not a natural feature but built by damming Teville Stream. It was on the western side of the park and is now covered by the tennis courts.
I cannot believe that the flooding of the hospital was caused by a low lying, ex man-made lake.
However, a contributory cause to the recent flooding of the park may be the lack of natural drainage due to the hospital and its acres of Tarmacked parking areas.