Amwell Swimming Pool

The most delightful open air swimming pool in England

by Ashley

Amwell Swimming Pool
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Until the outbreak of the Second World War ‘Concrete Utilities’ in Lower Road, Great Amwell was home to the ‘The Amwell Club’. The club provided access to tennis courts and a one hundred yard open air swimming pool, advertised as ‘the most delightful open air swimming pool in England’. At the start of the war the club was closed and the premises adopted by the Home Guard as a training ground. With the area now covered by housing I wonder if the residents know the watery past of their back gardens?

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  • My grandmother left for my mother, who is now 81, a small and eternally sharp fruit knife. Today we are enjoying English stilton cheese with this knife in Mittagong, NSW, Australia. It is stamped “the Amwell Swimming Pool. Best guess is our ancestor borrowed it in the 1930’s…

    By Margie (12/11/2021)