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Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Letchworth Garden City and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Summer Memories Of The Pool

The swimming pool was a very special place for those of us growing up in the late 40's and early 50's. Summers were spent there, swimming & baking in the sun & drinking hot Oxo. The pool was our main source of activity & many friendships were made whilst keeping us active & healthy. Many, many fond memories. I live in Canada now, but visit often & if it is Summer I visit the Pool!

Winter At The Pool

I lived in Birds Hill (the start of Works Road) just opposite Howard Park. The paddling pool was always emptied at the end of summer but just enough water remained in to make for great slides during winter when the water froze.

The Paddling Pool Early 1960s

I too can recall summer days at the paddling pool, and a fair on the grass. Also I can recall the men of the Letchworth Rotary pulling the Kon-Tiki around the pool. I can also remember the fountain. It was always slippery and greasy. It has now been removed...but I hope to a museum as it was a ...Read full memory