owners of Peter Pan's Playground - Maxwell, Manners and
Pring - operated other parks in Southend and Brighton.
Both were named Peter Pan's Playground.
The word 'Pool' was added to the name of the site in
Southport because the open air baths were used for
themagiceye thinks it can remember hiring a motorboat in
the sixties (accompanied by dad) and watching the ride
operator turn a large egg timer over at the beginning of
I took the wheel and almost instantaneously got the boat
stuck in some shallow water around the edge of the lake.
A young lad spent an age 'rescuing' us but the egg timer
No sooner had we been pushed away from the side the guy
ran back to his hut and called out through a loudspeaker
for our boat to come in.
That was the last ever time I remember having a ride on
the boats there.