Open Air Swimming Pool Colchester - a Memory of Colchester.
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 drown. It seemed to always be sunny and was a real sun trap. I went with my brother Ian and sister Angela, our surname was Bowis. Do you remember Mr Smith? Also the schools had the police call to tell us how to behave, and that was Sergeant White and of course the blind piano tuner, sorry no name.
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