Aldershot, The Bathing Pool c.1955

Aldershot, The Bathing Pool c.1955

Neg. A31031

Memories of Aldershot, the Bathing Pool c1955

My Dad

My dad was a life guard here, l'm guessing a few years before l was born. Many happy memories of being here with my cousin, though bikini top shifting whilst getting out of the pool wasn't good in my teenage years.

When Summers Were Always Warm Then

Learned to swim here but never went down the slide (too scared of heights), but would swim until I was wrinked.

A memory of Aldershot by Pam Odam

Aldershot Lido

I used to swim here every summer, one of my best memories of relaxed swimming, the 'Slippery dip' slide and sun bathing. I remember there was a canteen where we used to buy icecreams and wandering around the grassey grounds - This made the 70s summer for me!

A memory of Aldershot

Wrinkled Fingers And Toes

From Chrismas Avenue to the bathing pool, come rain or come shine, every day of the summer was bathing pool fun time for us lads. With our towels rolled up and tucked under our arms and our costumes on to save time, a bag of sandwiches and your entrance money if you were lucky... otherwise it was over the fence. On arrival it was through the turnstile and with a quick glance at the water degree board straight in at the deep end. The pool was nature's babysitters from morning till night, seven days a week The pools in those days were full of servicemen American, Canadian and many others stationed, passing though, or just plain taking a hard earned rest from terrors of war, and I can describe them in ...Read full memory

A memory of Aldershot by Raymond Hay

Aldershot Lido

As kids my brother Ray and my sister Jan and myself spent every weekend and all the summer holidays at the lido, we used to take our food and stay for the day. We had season tickets and I must admit the summers seemed warmer.  Sue Marriott (Crockford).

Aldershot Swimming Pool

I remember learning to swim in this pool. Once a week we would be taken from school. After our lessons we always had some sandwiches which our mothers sent with us. I always had lettuce and marmite sandwiches. To this day when I have the same sandwiches I can see and smell the swimming pool!

A memory of Aldershot by Penelope Dale
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