Archive for June, 2018

Sixty Years ago this week the Bletchley Gazette used its whole front page to announce the opening on the previous Saturday of the new open air pool at Bletchley. ‘Just what we’ve been waiting for’ was the headline. It was the culmination of many years of campaigning and fundraising, and was in the end a joint venture between the public and Bletchley Urban District Council.

Many have memories of learning to swim in the often very cold water but also many fond memories of the fun that was to be had. The pool was covered in the late 1960s before giving way to the first Bletchley Leisure Centre in 1973.

Queens Pool before and after the construction of itsĀ 


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