Diving board at Battery Rocks
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.