Looking back at one of the city's favourite outdoor swimming pools
- Credit: Archant Library
Almost thirty years have passed since the gates closed and water drained away.
But many readers will have fond memories of the Lakenham outdoor swimming pool on Martineau Lane near The Cock pub.
This beloved open-air pool opened in 1908. Generations of youngsters spent countless happy hours there splashing about and enjoying the sun - even if the water temperature was more Costa del Lakenham than Costa Del Sol.
Perhaps it was where you learned to swim and met dear friends - packed lunches in hand and some spare change for the snack shop if you were lucky.
You might remember jostling for space in the pool and scanning the crowd for a slither of concrete to lay down your towel.
In 1992 it was announced that reopening required repairs at a cost of £100,000. The funds did not materialise and the Lakenham outdoor pool closed.
It may now be gone but please enjoy these old photos from the EDP archive and relish memories of happy days spent at the Lakenham outdoor swimming pool.