MEMORY LANE: pool making a splash a century ago

Begarlee Pool Eastwood
Begarlee Pool Eastwood

Jumping right in at the deep end for this week’s Memory Lane, we have a photo of the historic Beggarlee Baths in Eastwood.

The attraction was opened in August 1913 when a local group of boys, led by Captain Chambers, excavated a dam to make the outdoor pool.

That said, the chaps caught in this postcard don’t exactly look dressed to dive in!

Have you got any memories of the pool or do you have any old photographs of it?

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