Colchester, West Stockwell Street 1904
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Memories of Colchester
I lived in Salisbury Avenue and once at St John's Green Junior School this was my route home. Playing on the walls of the assault course, amongst other escapades. Unfortunately, when I was back there in 2012 it was a building site. Infact, virtually all the barracks had disappeared and I had to find my way round with a Sat Nav!
Many a happy day was spent at the open air swimming pool in the late 1950s - early 1960s. The changing rooms, under the road bridge, were not nice and always covered in water. I had swimming lessons with Mr Smith and even had a picture of a lesson in the newspaper, he pulled me in on a rope, so I didn't (...Read full memory)
In the late 1950's I spent much time down here watching the shipping. First I would go to the Library in Culver Street to look at the Lloyds News sheet to see which boats were arriving or leaving. I would also look the ships up in Lloyds Register to find out the details of the ships. I remember the smalles of petrol (...Read full memory)
I just thought that the springboard (outside the female changing rooms ) was just the springiest of all springboards. Seriously though,my memories of those sunny days at the old Colchester Swimming Pool were some of my happiest.I used to live at 91 Mile End Road and even from there on a hot sunny day I could hear the (...Read full memory)