Wembley, Empire Pool c.1960
Memories of Wembley
We used to go to the Wimpy to have their fry up. You got a frankfurter wrapped round an egg!
I remember in the sixties, the building had a supermarket called Keymarket next to the camera shop. Very different from other shops in the area as it was self-service and everything was still in packing cases.
I can remember paddling in the pool, the depth went from nothing to, I think, about 24 feet to allow for the height of the diving board. Every so often a bell was rung to let people know that the wave machine was about to start up. ...Read full memory
How I remember Wembley. I went to St Joseph's Catholic Primary which in those days was opposite the Empire Pool. I used to go and pet the horses when the Horse of the Year show was on. I used to walk home to Tokyngton ...Read full memory