Two pools and two decades

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After being on the front page of the Mercury as one of those to be first to “take the plunge” at the Arc, I then found my photo in a recent edition this time at the Lido.

At the back (from the left) was Bill Bowler, who became a well-known school master in the local area. Next was David Shooter (my then boyfriend).

Next was Lou Finney who was everyone’s “heart throb” at Ernest Bailey’s.

I am third from the right wearing a bathing cap. I must have been about 16 at the time so that would be 1950 – not the 60s as by that time I was a wife and mother!

Thank you for evoking happy memories – my friends and I spent a lot of time at the Lido and I am a regular swimmer at the wonderful Arc.

Joyce Coates (ACTON)