Swimming club memories

Trevor and Pam Morgan
Trevor and Pam Morgan

A FORMER star swimmer has shared her memories of Scarborough Swimming Club through the years.

Pam Morgan, who swam with the club and went on to run the Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group, dug out these old photographs following a reunion with fellow swimmers Pauline Wilkinson and Norman Abrams, who now lives on the Isle of Wight.

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Pam, of Seafield Avenue, Osgodby, said: “Norman is 75 now and doesn’t swim any more, but he did up until a few years ago.

“It was super to see him and nice to reminisce. He was asking if there are still any open air pools left in Scarborough.”

She added that Norman now runs the deckchairs and trampolines on the beach at Sandown.

He is pictured in both these photos, the first of which was taken during a presentation night at Rowntrees’ Old Time Cafe, which is now Milo’s in Westborough.

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Pam thinks the photo was taken around 1955.

The other photo shows another presentation event in the 1950s, but this time Pam is not certain of the venue.

She said: “I was a member of the club for a lot of years and swam the Castle Foot many a time.

“I loved it - it was a great club.”

Pam is also pictured with her late husband Trevor at the Open Air Theatre, as they swam as part of the show Carousel in 1960.

She said they both really enjoyed it and also loved the swimming galas there, which attracted up to 7,000 people a night every Wednesday during the summer months.

The picture of female swimmers was also taken at the theatre in 1960, when Olympic gold medallist Anita Lonsbrough came to Scarborough.

She was presented with brush and comb set by the girls at the swimming club.

Pam is pictured on the far left, looking across.

Pam, who also worked as a lifeguard at the indoor pool, would like to get in touch with other staff who remember her.

You can contact her on (01723) 582935.