Tuesday, 13 April 2010

IN THE SWIM # 2

Open Air Swimming PoolOpen Air Swimming PoolThese photographs are from Gaynor Williams. The postcards at the top are from early 1930s and depict an unusually large crowd at the promenade’s Open-Air Bathing Pool (or 'The Baths' if you like). The event may have been the opening day in 1930. Swimming outdoors in unheated water was not the only self-inflicted punishment on offer; the other photos show a Keep Fit class there, the lower picture is a detail of the one above.

Love those costumes.

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