Patcham Fawcett School

Photographed prior to demolition

By Derek Neal

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Photo:The swimming pool

The swimming pool

Photo by Derek Neal

This page was added on 21/08/2011.
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Not being a strong swimmer I was terrified of that slope and the deep end, and used to settle for "widths" rather than "lengths".
When the school first opened the pool was painted (a lovely ocean blue if I remember correctly) but it was tiled after a year or two. I wasn't happy as the tiles felt a lot more slippery than the paint, though this didn't bother me once I'd been taught to swim.

By David Scott (13/11/2011)

Looking at this empty pool it is ironic in that I have just seen Mr 'Pete' Holland. I work at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. He has had a fall but seems okay. He is still with it and we chatted about old times. He was there in 1965 when the school opened. He took biology and swimming.

By Richard J. Szypulski (31/07/2012)

I had double swimming first thing every Monday morning; hated it ! 

By Paul Thompson (15/11/2015)

This pool was a massive plus point for the school. I completed all my Life Saving tests in there and even learnt to canoe with Jack Grass who came down from Burwash Outdoor Pursuit Centre.

By Bevis Eyre (02/09/2018)

Hi Bevis. Plug Short. Good times.

By Nigel Short (19/10/2018)