Splish,Splosh,Splash! - a Memory of Hounslow.

Anytime between 1953 to 1959 for me. Who remembers bus rides from all around to then catch the 111, I think, if you didn't have to walk along from the Bus depot. Children with 'hula-hoops' , nets on sticks(for tiddlers which proably weren't there!), bags with towels, cordial and sandwiches. The excitement of 'bubble' swimsuits on, ready to be all the quicker into the pools, for we lucky ones; woollens for some unfortunates. Long busy days splashing around in the Lampton pools.
Very simple, relatively cheap, probably unhygienic but the whole family could go. The gardens were very nice and no doubt a draw for some like dutiful parents or older siblings ;-) No garden stuff for us, though, not then!


A memory shared by Olivia R S on Dec 18th, 2007.
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Wed Oct 23rd 2019, at 9:36 pm
barbara commented:
Wasn’t there a lovely garden for the blind, filled with sensory things that smelled nice and felt interesting?
Memories of days spent as kids, completely unsupervised and having lots of fun on our bikes.
Tue Feb 10th 2015, at 3:07 pm
florence.j commented:
Hi I dont remember pools in Lampton park remember the moo cow as it was called along the Great West Road, Lampton Park has changed a lot I met my late husband in 1953 there I was 15. If I remember right the 111 went to Hanworth I live about 5 mins from the bus garage went to Bulstrode school.

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