Seen here in the early 1960’s, is the building the terraces of the sea pool, quite an undertaking at the time.
A large crowd watches Clifton College’s sports day in the sea pool in the 1940’s. Clifton College were evacuated from Bristol in 1941 to escape the bombing and were accommodated […]
Seen here in 1939, the sea pool used to have 2 diving boards, a springboard near south end and, at the north end, this high board. Whilst many people would […]
A view of the springboard near the south end of the pool being used in 1931, not long after the pool was built (although it does look a bit “photoshopped”!); […]
A view from 1930, showing the newly opened sea pool, unoccupied on a wild and windy looking day. On the left is the tidal paddling pool, which was later closed […]
The opening ceremony for the Sea Pool by the Thynnes.
Workers construct the sluice opening of the sea pool in 1929.
The sea pool nears completion in 1929/30.
This shot, from 1893, shows the area where the sea pool will be built 35 years later. There is already a section of stepped path down the cliff.
Several of the tidal pools on Summerleaze, before the building of the sea pool, were, for some reason, named for days of the week. The present cross-pit was “Saturday’s Pit” […]