Recollections differ

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.

Lloyd Cole

Church Walk