Today, this is the Heath Park Lake. It is a leasure ammenity used for model boats. It had started out in the 19th.C. as a storage lake for the Runcorn water supply. The water came out of a nearby well, which is now filled in. All the trees are now fully grown and the opposite side of the road has houses running up it.
(Place your mouse on/off the picture to see the before/now scenes).
The message reads:-
Going to Larne to load for Runcorn again.
( Seems to have been written by a sailor. in the days when Runcorn was a major port in NW England. ?)