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Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« on: Monday 16 April 18 11:54 BST (UK) »
Derby Park, Liverpool apparently used to have a Lake but a young boy aged7 or 8 drowned in it,
 and owing to public outcry the Lake was Filled in including the bridges and boats therein.
Does anyone know when this was ?
Or can anyone find any Newspaper Info please ?
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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #1 on: Monday 16 April 18 11:56 BST (UK) »
Any idea who the little boy was  :-\
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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 April 18 12:04 BST (UK) »
According to old maps it was between 1939 and 1955. The lake is not shown on the 1955 map. https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html#/Map/334987/395591/13/101329

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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 April 18 12:10 BST (UK) »
The Liverpool Evening Express - Monday 05 February 1945 has a report on the drowning of a five year old boy, Leonard Pickering, who fell through the ice on the lake.

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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #4 on: Monday 16 April 18 14:14 BST (UK) »
According to https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1001642 the former lake area was grassed in the early 1950s.

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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #5 on: Monday 16 April 18 15:20 BST (UK) »
Cheers everyone for such speedy answers.

Alamo
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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #6 on: Monday 16 April 18 15:53 BST (UK) »
Cheers everyone for such speedy answers.

Alamo

I thought I was the only one providing answers ??

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Re: Derby Park Lake , Liverpool
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 April 18 22:25 BST (UK) »
Ooooops should have put my reading glasses on Stan.

Have now.

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