Shipcote Baths Saturday Mornings - a Memory of Gateshead.

Tony Stafford. I lived in Gateshead from 1954 to 1961. For several years my friends and I attended Shipcote Baths most Saturday mornings, we learned to swim, dive, socialise, etc. Abiding memory is of staying in until, teeth chattering with cold, getting dried and hurrying over the road to a small cafe - where for twopence you could buy a bap filled with hot gravy.
I also learned lifesaving there and took the various badges at swimming classes organised by the Royal Lifesaving Society.


A memory shared by tony.stafford2 on Jan 17th, 2018.
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Sun Dec 1st 2019, at 10:30 pm
irobson commented:
Saltwell Park was another place where I spent a lot of time in those days.
Sun Dec 1st 2019, at 10:30 pm
irobson commented:
Saltwell Park was another place where I spent a lot of time in those days.
Sun Dec 1st 2019, at 10:28 pm
irobson commented:
I was a member of the swimming club at Shipcote Baths from 1950 - 55. Many happy memories of Dennis and his "penny dips" at the cafe across the street from the pool.
Sat Jan 20th 2018, at 2:30 pm
ronrose30 commented:
I think café was called the cosy café. you didn't mention hot oxo. brilliant when we were cold

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