Scarborough’s 40-acre lake and swamp became a popular tourist amenity

Scarborough Mere pictured in the 1920s was well established as a popular tourist amenity.
Scarborough Mere pictured in the 1920s was well established as a popular tourist amenity.

Scarborough Mere pictured in the 1920s was well established as a popular tourist amenity.

At what was once a 40-acre lake and swamp, the council landscaped the site and, in 1913, fitted out a small fleet of rowing boats and canoes for public hire.

They also built a landing stage and cafe on the northern edge of the lake.

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