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.

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

Recollections Of Letchworth Swimming Pool, From Mid 60's

As I look at this picture of the Letchworth swimming pool and notice the date is c1950… it would be only a few years later (mid 60’s) that my friends and I would cycle there with our towels and trunks fastened to the backs of our bikes (no expensive designer sports bags ...Read full memory

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!