Margaret Baldwin: talking about Stoney Cove at Stoney Stanton

Our Guest Speaker this month was Margaret Baldwin, who gave a very interesting talk about Stoney Cove at Stoney Stanton. She is a member of BSAC and a keen diver.

It was interesting to hear the history of the cove, which had originally been a granite quarry with a railway and supplied cobbles for Covent Garden.
The cove is used for training and recreational purposes for people of all ages, the oldest novice to start scuba diving was 72! It is also used for wild swimming for triathlon training.

The visual presentation showed different depth levels of the cove, with all the interesting ‘toys’ sunk in there for the divers to enjoy and the difficulty in getting them to the cove and then sinking them.

They have boats, a helicopter and even underwater pumpkins for Halloween and an underwater Christmas tree with lights that the scouts are involved in setting up. A most enjoyable presentation that made me want to get my swimsuit out!