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Shirley Swimming Pool
Shirley swimming Pool -within easy walking or bike from most student housing- lane
swimming at least three times a day, morning, lunchtime and evening.
No leaping screaming kids!£1.80 a swim for students or a six month card for unlimited
sessions for £70.00. Old, traditional four lane 25metre pool.
Bit scruffy around the edges but it's the only one in town.
Shirley Swimming Pool is a privately owned, public swimming pool. Built in 1974 as a dedicated teaching centre, the two pool site offers lessons for every age and ability, starting from 6 months. The main 25 metre pool is available for general swimming and adult lane swimming, whilst the small pool is available for public swimming between lessons.
The pool is open to everyone, for both lessons and general swimming,
throughout the year.
Whether you’re just passing through Southampton and would like a
swim or are looking for a swim school that will provide a friendly and
safe environment for you & your children, I hope the website will provide
you with all the information you need. Swimming trunks or swimsuit
The Queen's Peace Fountain
One of the newest monuments in the city is the Queen's Peace Fountain, which was built to celebrate six decades of peace under Queen Elizabeth II: something of particular importance to Southampton, as it has always faced the brunt of enemy attacks in times of war, from the Viking raids, through the Medieval wars with France, to the Second World War German bombing raids.
Southampton: Home of the Queen Elizabeth 2
I sailed on the QE2 back in 1981, just before she was requisitioned for the Falklands War. She was a bit shabby -- but as she passes from the transatlantic scene, I want to honor and remember her gracious service.
These photos are from old slides that I was recently able to get scanned.
PLEASE VISIT THE "OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH" TIP FOR A SPECIAL PHOTO FROM GLOBETROTT -- Thank you Michael :))))
"The Voyage Begins ..."
As we sailed past the Statue of Liberty I thought about all those people for whom that was the first sign of a new life about to begin.
Please see my general tip for another memory of a more innocent age ...
"The Voyage Ends ..."
In Southampton -- we made the crossing in close to record time as we were trying to get into Southampton before the dockworkers' "work action".
Late May is still rough on the North Atlantic -- our voyage was rougher as they pulled in our stabilizers to help with the ship's speed. The first night we rocked, the second we rolled and the third we rocked and rolled. See my "sports tip" for the evidence!
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