Tyne and Wear HER(17069): Heaton, Paddy Freeman's Park, model power boat club - Details
Heaton, Paddy Freeman's Park, model power boat club
Boats had been sailed on the lake as early as the 1880s. Heaton & District Model Power Boat Club was formally inaugurated in 1910. Their scale models were mostly naval craft. The boathouse was built in 1923. Straight running competitions between a course marked by flags are still held. The catcher stands in the water and collects the boat before it rams the pond wall.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 162