Kiddiesland. The Garrett Ingram Holiday Centre.

Booklet with details of the holiday centre in East Mersea. The booklet talks about 'last July (1935)' so is probably around 1936.
Acquired by Museum with various other papers at Reeman & Dansie sale, 27 August 2013.

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 Kiddiesland. The Garrett Ingram Holiday Centre. Booklet - front cover.  YC36_BK1_001YC36_BK1_001
Kiddiesland. The Garrett Ingram Holiday Centre. Booklet - front cover.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 1.
 60 miles from Whitechapel.  YC36_BK1_003YC36_BK1_003
Kiddiesland booklet, page 1.
60 miles from Whitechapel.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 2.  YC36_BK1_004YC36_BK1_004
Kiddiesland booklet, page 2.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, pages 2 and 3. Pool and cascade.  YC36_BK1_004_001YC36_BK1_004_001
Kiddiesland booklet, pages 2 and 3. Pool and cascade.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 3.
 Kiddiesland is a seaside specially prepared and modelled for poor children. It comprises 235 acres which will be reserved for all time for them - including three-fifths of a mile of sea-front. The sea goes out a long way, but the bathing and paddling pool - 200 feet long - is always full of fresh sea water.
 The tea and play hall will accommodate 400 children.  YC36_BK1_005YC36_BK1_005
Kiddiesland booklet, page 3.
Kiddiesland is a "seaside" specially prepared and modelled for poor children. It comprises 235 acres which will be reserved for all time for them - including three-fifths of a mile of sea-front. The sea goes out a long way, but the bathing and paddling pool - 200 feet long - is always full of fresh sea water.
The tea and play hall will accommodate 400 children.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 4.
 Bathing and paddling pool looking west.  YC36_BK1_006YC36_BK1_006
Kiddiesland booklet, page 4.
Bathing and paddling pool looking west.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 5.
 There is a 35 feet strip of sand and beach,but the sand is rather dry and powdery, so two special sand playgrounds have been constructed - one on either side of the pool - behind the hedges. The playgrounds are irrigated by pipes at the bottom and sea water rises to the top of the sand, thus cleansing it and leaving it wet for sand castles.  YC36_BK1_007YC36_BK1_007
Kiddiesland booklet, page 5.
There is a 35 feet strip of sand and beach,but the sand is rather dry and powdery, so two special sand playgrounds have been constructed - one on either side of the pool - behind the hedges. The playgrounds are irrigated by pipes at the bottom and sea water rises to the top of the sand, thus cleansing it and leaving it wet for sand castles.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 6.  YC36_BK1_008YC36_BK1_008
Kiddiesland booklet, page 6.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 7.
 Few people in their lives have had the joy of walking along such a shore. Blackberry bushes washed by the sea - a grassy walk between tbe buses, with birds singing and the little rabbits skeltering away. To undress on the grass and jump into the sea is a joy never to be forgotten. In one field edging the sea, 7,000 saplings have been planted in drifts.  YC36_BK1_009YC36_BK1_009
Kiddiesland booklet, page 7.
Few people in their lives have had the joy of walking along such a shore. Blackberry bushes washed by the sea - a grassy walk between tbe buses, with birds singing and the little rabbits skeltering away. To undress on the grass and jump into the sea is a joy never to be forgotten. In one field edging the sea, 7,000 saplings have been planted in drifts.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 8.  YC36_BK1_010YC36_BK1_010
Kiddiesland booklet, page 8.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 9.
 30,000 gallons of sea-water per hour is said to be the amount of water that the pump discharges over the cascade. The pump and engine utilise one portion at the back of the cascade, whilst the other portion forms a shelter looking on to one of the playgrounds
 The bathing cubicles are open to the sun but are protected by the bushes, and in time bushes will overhang the top.  YC36_BK1_011YC36_BK1_011
Kiddiesland booklet, page 9.
30,000 gallons of sea-water per hour is said to be the amount of water that the pump discharges over the cascade. The pump and engine utilise one portion at the back of the cascade, whilst the other portion forms a shelter looking on to one of the playgrounds
The bathing cubicles are open to the sun but are protected by the bushes, and in time bushes will overhang the top.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 10.
 Beach at Kiddiesland looking west.  YC36_BK1_012YC36_BK1_012
Kiddiesland booklet, page 10.
Beach at Kiddiesland looking west.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 11.
 The beach faces South and the car park is only 200 feet from the shore where children may play hide and seek in and out of the bushes - be quiet and watch the rabbits, or wander along the beach. At the sounding of a bell for recall, there will be no wearisome search amongst thousands of other children for the missing ones.  YC36_BK1_013YC36_BK1_013
Kiddiesland booklet, page 11.
The beach faces South and the car park is only 200 feet from the shore where children may play hide and seek in and out of the bushes - be quiet and watch the rabbits, or wander along the beach. At the sounding of a bell for recall, there will be no wearisome search amongst thousands of other children for the missing ones.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 12.
 Cascade and bathing pool. Sand play area beyond it. View looking east.  YC36_BK1_014YC36_BK1_014
Kiddiesland booklet, page 12.
Cascade and bathing pool. Sand play area beyond it. View looking east.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 13.
 The tea and play hall - the swings - the tuck shop, etc., are all enclosed by a wire fence, planted with macracapa, so that on arrival the children my be held together, whilst those bringing them may give the few words of instruction before releasing them for their enjoyment.  YC36_BK1_015YC36_BK1_015
Kiddiesland booklet, page 13.
The tea and play hall - the swings - the tuck shop, etc., are all enclosed by a wire fence, planted with macracapa, so that on arrival the children my be held together, whilst those bringing them may give the few words of instruction before releasing them for their enjoyment.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 14.
 Sand play area.  YC36_BK1_016YC36_BK1_016
Kiddiesland booklet, page 14.
Sand play area.
1936
 Kiddiesland booklet, page 15.
 Kiddiesland has been an idea which has taken 14 years to germinate, and was started last July (1935). Its aim is to give poor children a real taste of nature by the sea - where pavements, kerbs, and lamp-posts are things forgotten.
 There is no charge for the use of <i>KIDDIESLAND</i>, but to go there permission must be obtained, so that it may be properly organised. Grants towards the fares of the most need parties will be made.
 F.J.C. Ingram
 1, Alexandra House,
 325, Regent's Park Road,
 Church End,
 Finchley, N.3.  YC36_BK1_017YC36_BK1_017
Kiddiesland booklet, page 15.
Kiddiesland has been an idea which has taken 14 years to germinate, and was started last July (1935). Its aim is to give poor children a real taste of nature by the sea - where pavements, kerbs, and lamp-posts are things forgotten.
There is no charge for the use of KIDDIESLAND, but to go there permission must be obtained, so that it may be properly organised. Grants towards the fares of the most need parties will be made.
F.J.C. Ingram
1, Alexandra House,
325, Regent's Park Road,
Church End,
Finchley, N.3.
1936
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Source: Mersea Museum