Tyne and Wear HER(17072): Herrington Country Park, model boat club - Details
Herrington Country Park, model boat club
Formed in 2008. The lake was created from an open cast mine. The vast majority of model boat clubs date from the introduction of cheap and efficient radio control kits from the 1970s, and the wider availability of kit-form or ready-made boats.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 162