Posts Tagged ‘Louis Mountbatten’

ASA Swimtastic Community Project of the Year 2013

West Wight Sports Centre and Swimming Club have been awarded the ASA Swimtastic Community Project of the Year 2013. Representatives of both organisations travelled to Birmingham at the weekend where young swimmers took part in a ‘Swim with the Stars’ event and 9 representatives then attended a gala dinner at Edgbaston Stadium in the company […]

Pool work started at Ceremony

After 18 months of fund raising, work on the new West Wight Swimming pool was officially started on Saturday 23rd April 1977. Mr Ron Smith , chairman of both the West Wight swimming Club and the Pool trust fund, dug the first piece of soil on the site in Freshwater near the west Wight middle […]

Memories from Shirley Miles – Ice Skating April Fool

MEMORIES FROM SHIRLEY MILES Someone, and I forget who, came up with an April Fool joke. We decided to advertise that the pool would be turned into an ice rink from 10 – 12 noon for one day only on 1st April. We contacted the editor of the County Press who very kindly agreed to […]

The Opening Ceremony of West Wight Swimming Pool by Earl Mountbatten

Earl Mountbatten

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF WEST WIGHT SWIMMING POOL – 14 JULY 1978 BY HIS EXCELLENCY, ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA, GOVERNOR AND LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT Although the pool was nowhere near completed we had to go ahead with the opening ceremony. Luckily the weather was kind to us […]