Swimming in Beaumaris
by Liz Floodgate
When I was at primary school at Llanfair PG, we used to be taken for a swim, by coach, to a swimming pool in Beaumaris.
I think it was where the old David Hughes schoolhouse is now. It must have gone long ago, or maybe I'm wrong about the location.
But I used to love going there, running out of the coach to get changed, swimming up and down in a ill fitting bikini and then running back into the coach after our swim.
We usually seemed to have sweets to eat on the way back to school.
It was just a nice, happy time.
Does anyone else remember the pool?
Thank you very much for writing to share your Anglesey memories.Ahhh.. Beaumaris.
I love Beaumaris
. Such a delightful little town with its unique ancient history and fabulous eateries.
It just struck me a moment ago that you just might be talking about the swimming pool in what is now the leisure centre. The one next to the castle? I remember it, though I never managed to have a swim there.
I don't think the pool's there now. Laid waste when they developed the tasteful little centre, I imagine. There are no signs indicating a pool, anyway.
Initially, I thought you were talking about the old, old Victorian outdoor, tidal swimming pool that caused a bit of a wobbly for one of the Island's 'unique' county councillors.
There were rumours that it was going mto be opened again (Click Here and scroll down)
. I think that was the town councillors seeking to generate momentum for a good idea. Came to nothing, sadly.
Sweets and soggy white bread tomato sandwiches always seemed to be part of my childhood school trips.
Thanks for writing in. It got me remembering as well, which is what my site is all about.
Best wishes to you and your family and friends,