I worked on the Parks Patrol in the early 70's we wore navy blue uniforms and drove mini vans doing a mobile security patrol of the parks and cemeteries. Park keepers, known to us as park attendants wore green uniforms and swept up and picked litter in the mornings and patrolled their parks in the afternoons. We had complaints from the park attendant at Witton Lakes once , that a car was turning up from time to time and driving around on one of the pools. It was an Amphicar and eventually we caught the driver and he was told to stop doing it. The Parks Patrol worked mainly from 3pm to midnight and we can all recount strange things seen in the parks after dark. And that was in the days when all parks were locked up at night.I remember Bill the park keeper at Witton lakes well. He was a very kind and friendly man and drove on of those water cooled Velocette motorbikes. All of the park keepers wore uniforms in those days.
The Velocette water cooled motorcycles (known by most of us as 'Noddy bikes' ) went out of use before I started on the Parks Patrol, but I saw a load of them inside the maintenance garage where they used to service vans and mowers etc.My grandad started off wearing the navy blue uniform,with a whistle,then changed to the green uniform,he was very tall,wore glasses and had a Lancashire accent.Also remember the Veloset ?? motorbike he had in the 1960's.
My dad was a member of this club. They had an old, corrugated Nissan hut style building not too far from the café as the clubhouse and storage for the model yachts. He built his own boats, I recall he had about three of them.