The 1912 Amateur Swimming Association  directory for swimmers in England listing: Indoor swimming baths, lidos, swimming lakes, swimming rivers, and seaside swimming facilities...



Public Baths, Sheep's Green. Separate bath for ladies. Historic wild swimming venue.

Group photo: Cambridge Swim Through 1959

Below: Men's Bathing Place Cambridge

Swimming the Cam Cambridge Swim Through 1959
Cambridge University Bathing Place at Granchester

Cambridge University Bathing Place at Granchester


River Ouse. Private grounds. Historic wild swimming venue.

Ely Bathing Place Swimming History.

River. Shed provided by Local Authority. Historic wild swimming venue.

March River Bathing Place Cambridgeshire Swimming History
St Neots.

Bryn Bymott writes: I believe this is downstream of the Town bridge before the weir, lock and road bridge at Little Paxton. The trees in the background are on a small island behind which the navigable river runs to the lock. I am told that this image of the sandy bottomed St Neots lido, as it was called in the 1930's, was taken pre the First World War. I have a number of other images which I will try to post. I also have an image of the bathing sheds, diving boards and steps of the Coneygeare bathing spot, where we swim now every weekend.


River. No buildings. Historic wild swimming venue.


Private Bath, Barton School.

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