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Postby David » Wed December 28, 2011, 8:38 pm

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Postby sigmore » Fri December 30, 2011, 4:37 pm

I wonder what year the first picture is from? I don't think that I remember the posts for the foundation. It was always on concrete block the way I remember it. What was that thing that looks like it might be an area light on the platform? When did Boyd's lake first open?? I need some answers, help, help.

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Postby Bruce Osburn » Fri December 30, 2011, 6:20 pm

The first photo is the way I remember the diving platform, sitting on pilings, way back in 1950-1953. And the girl standing, facing, suggests this photo may have been made during that time period. Her swim suit has a skirt, which was normal back then.
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Postby Jody Meacham » Fri December 30, 2011, 9:36 pm

I wondered the same thing as Sigmore. Obviously there was a wooden diving platform out there before the cinder block one I remembered. And it looks like a light pole to me, too, which would seem to indicate there was night swimming at the lake at one point.
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Postby sigmore » Sat December 31, 2011, 8:40 am

Jody, the more I think about it, I don't think our founding fathers would have allowed night swimming. Too much of a chance of "hanky-panky" if you know what I mean!!

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Postby Jim Harris » Sat December 31, 2011, 2:27 pm

Could those be speakers instead of lights?

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Postby Bruce Brown » Sat December 31, 2011, 4:25 pm

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Postby Jody Meacham » Sat December 31, 2011, 4:45 pm

I think Jim's onto something. They could have played music from the beach house on loudspeakers.
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Postby Linda Lancaster » Sat December 31, 2011, 10:46 pm

I cannot imagine anyone swimming at Boyd's Lake at night. Every time I swam out to that diving board I felt like there were water snakes all over the place. I know they lived under that platform. Regardless of all that, I think Boyd's Lake was one of my favorite places in Hamlet. I loved that place. Rode my bike out there many times. I ride by there when I visit Hamlet;it is a shame that it is closed.

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Postby Linda Lancaster » Sat December 31, 2011, 10:49 pm

One more comment...that sure looks like Jimmy Taylor walking on the platform in the picture "Space Flight."

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Postby Bill Dennis » Sun January 1, 2012, 12:08 am

We would slip into Boyd's Lake late at night, we would go in at the dam and swim out to the diving board and back.
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Postby freddie hassler » Wed January 4, 2012, 11:21 pm

Swam at night many times when I worked as a Life Gaurd
Granny aka Mrs Boyd would let all the help and others have a blast. cut on the flood lights and off to the diving board we would go.doing a 1 1/2 at night was a thrill
anyone remember the stump that was under the platform? :roll:

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Postby sigmore » Thu January 5, 2012, 10:18 am

Well now, there's a man with some answers!! Thanks Freddie.

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Postby mikeshirleywood » Sat January 7, 2012, 4:24 am

freddie. i do remember the stump under the platform. in fact, there were two more about 20 ft out behind the platform we used to stand on. i was so short, i had a hard time locating them.

on a side note, you were a pretty tough life guard, as well as you should have been. maybe i was a little mischevious, and that was why i stayed in trouble.

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Postby freddie hassler » Sat January 7, 2012, 3:00 pm

you are so right about the other stumps at that location, I would use landmarks on shore to find them, once I got lined up I would slowly go down till my foot hit them, so as to stand, put my hands in the air. :D
Those who didn't known I was standing on a stump, often asked me was it that shallow there?

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Postby Jean Raby Nelson » Sat May 26, 2012, 12:44 am

IF memory serves me correctly, the diving board was wooden in the mid to late 50s. I remember hanging on the wooden boards under the dive platform while I pondered how in the world I was going to get back to shore. Someone (a friend) took me out there but they didn't know I didn't swim. I could do a decent dog paddle so I made it back
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Postby David » Wed December 5, 2012, 7:58 pm

Thanks to Harry A. West, Rockingham High School 1957 for cleaning up this picture. He said he really good memories of Boyd's Lake.

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Re: Boyd's Lake

Postby David » Mon March 30, 2015, 7:58 am

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Re: Boyd's Lake

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