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Swimming Baths Appeal

The recent picture from the Keighley News from November 1962 just appeared on this site shows not only Watthey & Co plus children but also my parents.Elsie & Eric Smith are featured on the second row (lady without hat and man with bow tie and moustache)who attended the very successful Bazaar to raise funds for the pool.Somewhere I do have this clipping but it's nice to see it on the website in the hope there will be some further comment.Don't know whether it's still in situ and used by the students - imagine it is.What about the Dutch Barn where we had to do physical exertions - probably long demolished?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1960-1967

Current location (optional) Elsing,Norfolk

Re: Swimming Baths Appeal


I recall that said Bazaar raised a profit approaching £3000 towards an estimated target of £25000 for the pool. It's difficult, these days, to imagine such a sum being adequate - it probably wouldn't cover 1% of the cost today.

Many of us who supported the appeal had left Oakbank several years before Completion of the project, of course.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958 - 65

Current location (optional) Dudley, West Midlands