Copyright: Kirklees Model Boat Club 2010-2013 Wilton Park Lake, Batley. Photograph taken 1938, it was constructed during the 1920's, with the central island for waterfowl. Bradford Road and a few of Batley's mill chimneys provide the background. And yes, I do believe a rowing boat can be seen on the lake. The tree in the foreground still stands today and provides shelter during the odd shower. Paddling Pool, Wilton Park, Batley. This picture was taken from a postcard, which had been posted to America in July 1934, the card carries the message ' I am spending a few days in Yorkshire with my uncle and cousin. At present, I am sat in the park, it is a lovely spot'. The tank on the hillside was presented by the War Office in 1919, in appreciation of the town's war saving efforts during WW1. The tank remained there until the outbreak of WW2, which I presume, was recycled into another tank. The lake is to the left of the paddling pool. Wilton Park, Batley picture taken about 1920, this shows the original Victorian Tea Room, you can just see the Bandstand situated above the bridge to the left. Wilton Park, Batley picture taken in the early 1990's, the Victorian Tea Room was destroyed by fire in the 1930's and was replaced by the well known 'Boathouse', which which served at café and restaurant, unfortunately suffered the same fate in 1998. The land is now an extra car parking facility which is to be renovated back into a refreshment complex over the next few years.