Diving board at Battery Rocks

Diving board at Battery Rocks,
Anon, PH Ref 990053, Courtesy of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance © The Artist’s Estate
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Battery Rocks is a traditional bathing spot. On 16th August 1900 The Cornishman reported, 'bathers can enjoy a plunge from either of the many projecting rocks or off the spring board. On Monday the hot calm invited from 200 to 300 [bathers]'. The WWI War Memorial in the top right dates this photo to between 1922 and 1933/4, when construction of Jubilee Pool began. The houses in the background include 'slums' cleared in the early 1930s, to make way for the pool and St Anthony's Gardens.


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