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Bellingham Open Air Swimming Pool in 1965 (South London)

Anthony Sargeant (in his mis-spent youth years) worked as a lifeguard at Bellingham Swimming Pool in the summers of 1963 and 1965. Here his shift partner Ken (who was a lovely young man)  is seen with two of the regular young girls from Catford County Girls School who spent a lot of time at the pool. They are wearing parkas of the kind that were favoured by ‘mods’ on their scooters.

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Honours Board in the School hall listing School Captains since 1930. Anthony Sargeant, Tony, remembers the sign-writer coming once a year to update this

via Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Boys’ School – School Captains — tonysargeantshropshire

Children’s Annuals were very popular in the 1950s

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This hardback childrens’ annual was published by Dean and Sons of London in the 1950s. Such books were a popular Christmas present in those far off days. Anthony Sargeant found this copy in some boxes of books bought at auction.

Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands

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In August 1959 Anthony Sargeant spent two weeks in the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands with a party from his school ( Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School ). At that time there was no unsightly development on the North side of the Cairngorms and the campsite was 10 miles from the nearest road in any direction. The photograph was take on the descent from Ben Macdhui the highest of the Cairngorm range which had been climbed in thick mist and driving rain. But here the mist lifted and the rain stopped as the party came out into the Lairig Ghru, the pass that bisects the Cairngorms. Here looking south. In those days there was hardly anybody in the mountains and we hardly saw another soul for two weeks.

Jenny at Bellingham Open-Air Swimming Pool in 1963

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Anthony Sargeant took this photograph of a friend in 1963 when he was working as a lifeguard during the summer of that year. Bellingham is in the  Borough of Lewisham, South London.One of Tony Sargeant’s colleagues Norman with the dark glasses is seen in this picture watching the pool. The pool closed and was demolished many years ago as have been so many open air pools and lidos in the UK because they are so expensive to maintain.