Prestwick had real pooling power

THERE was a real press of bodies at Prestwick's open air pool in 1933.

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The pool, which was officially known as the Bathing Lake, was opened in 1931, by William Adamson the Secretary of State for Scotland, and was the largest swimming pool north of the border.

On busy days, like the one above, it could accommodate 1200 bathers and 3000 spectators.

During the summer months, the lake was kept busy with swimming galas, diving exhibitions, moonlight swimming sessions and regular fireworks displays.

The local lads and lassies, suntanned and well-used to outdoor swimming, were a big draw for the peely-wally young Glaswegians on day trips from the murky city.

Mind you, at the end of each day, the pool resembled a bowl of verruca soup!


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