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 on Dec 18th, 2007.
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