Posts for Swimming Pool

Swimming pool – building the terraces in the 1960’s

Seen here in the early 1960’s, is the building the terraces of the sea pool, quite an undertaking at the time.

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Swimming pool – Clifton College sports day 1940’s

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 […]

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Swimming pool – the high diving board in 1939

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 […]

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Swimming Pool – the springboard in 1931

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”!); […]

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Swimming pool, newly opened in 1930

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 […]

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Sea Pool Opening 1930

The opening ceremony for the Sea Pool by the Thynnes.

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Building the Sea Pool 1929

Workers construct the sluice opening of the sea pool in 1929.

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Building the Sea Pool 1929

The sea pool nears completion in 1929/30.

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Summerleaze – the pool area 1893

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.

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Summerleaze 1926 – Monday’s Pit

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” […]

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