Langold Lake in its hey day

A bustling Langold Lake and bathing pool
A bustling Langold Lake and bathing pool

AT FIRST glance you would think this picture was a scene from a holiday camp such as Butlins, but on further inspection it is actually Langold Lake in the 1950s! Locals used to flock here to enjoy a swim in the free pool but today the pool stands empty, derelict and fenced off. Even the band stand that once entertained the crowds is looking dishevelled. Let’s hope that one day, this scene will be once more and people will return to this once beautiful spot to enjoy what is rightfully theirs.

This picture was kindly loaned to us by Mr Derek Foster of Harworth and formerly of Langold. Keep a look out for more photos of Langold Lake in the near future.