A Cup Of Bovril And A Bag Of Crisps After A Swim!

A Memory of Brentwood

I used to go to Brentwood swimming pool with my school St Martin's for girls and can remember going when it reopened for the new year - easter and it was absolutely freezing! I was not much of a swimmer so can remember it being torture for me. i also used to go with my friends during the summer when we would have a swim and afterwards, after dodging the boys flicking their wet towels (i am sure you know who you are out there!!) which was horrible because if it caught you it hurt like hell, we would queue up at the kiosk and buy hot bovril and a bag of crisps. i can remember there being a children's pool as well. it was always crowded in summer. by janet aldridge (nee leggett)

A memory shared by Janet Aldridge , on Sep 20th, 2007.

Comments & feedback

Mon Jan 26th 2015, at 9:36 pm

tim.blake69 commented:

Yup, that was Brentwood swimming pool....freezing...!! But it was the place to be seen in the summer. I went to Hedley Walter School just down the road and probably spent most summers between 1965 to 1971 there.
You didn't know a girl named Sandra Wilmot from St. Martins did you...??
Just thought I'd ask.
Best.
Tim Blake.

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