Haslemere Educational Museum
Culture & Learning Since 1888
Track 19 Learning to Swim

Credit line: Peter Moorey talks about learning to swim.


Interviewee: When I was a youngster I used to go along the Hindhead Road to Frensham Hall Farm where a Countess Corders(?) used to allow us to swim in her ornamental ponds. The pond’s still there to this day and I learnt to swim. And round the side there were turtles and as you walked round they used to plop into the pool. But all the boys and girls of my age used to congregate there after school, this went on for years when the summer where we learnt to swim.