Welcome to the Goldings Guest Book
** We APPROVE all messages before they are posted **
Add a message : back to Goldings.org : Search
There are now 5521 messages in our guestbook.
<<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1105 >>>
Viewing messages 36 to 40.
Dave
hello Maddy
Yes you can use the history that goes with the pictures and use my first name as a Goldings Old Boy no problem 
All the best 
Dave
--------
Hello Dave
Wonderful.
Thanks again – this has really made my day and looks brilliant in the chapter. If you want a copy of the chapter when its finished I will gladly share it with you.
All the best,
Maddy
--------
hello Maddy
That would be great Maddy I will print and display at our Reunion
Dave 
6 April 2022

Dave
my reply to Maddy I sent a number of photos of our swimming pool at Goldings
Hello Maddy
Many thanks for including us in your thesis set out are a number of images of
the swimming pool in the River Beane, feel free to use any of them with our blessing
The pool was by the second bridge on the left past the lodge on the North Road,
it was used from about 1923 to 1937, if you note on the one image the learner swimmers
was tethered to a rope across the shallow end, with a view to learning to swim before
they left the school.
There was a worry later on that the boys may catch polio from the river and so it was
decided by the staff that the boys and staff would build a proper swimming pool.
so the boys and the staff dug out a new pool in 1938. I was also taught to swim in 1962.
I was later filled in after 1967 as the council had to fill it in for safety reason, as one
councillor told me, people walk the dogs in the grounds, and the council was concerned
someone would fall in.
So it only exists in my memory
please find attached images and pleas contact me if you need any more info
--------
Hi Dave,
Wow these are absolutely brilliant – as is the history that accompanies it and your personal experiences there. I’ve seen photos in archives of people learning to swim tethered with ropes for safety but never seen any evidence of it happening in the local area so this is particularly fab.
Would you be willing for me to include some of this history alongside the images? And if I do so would you be happy for me to refer you by your first name and as one of the ‘old boys’ of Goldings, or would you prefer to remain anonymous?
I’m an anthropologist – so having personal stories that accompany these images and histories is really central to what I’m trying to achieve through the chapter!
Maddy
6 April 2022

Dave
The next couple of posts are the rest of my conversation with Maddy

Morning Dave,
You’re a hero – I appreciate this so much, it is really going to give the section on history of swimming some life 😊
Keep me posted if you find it.
Thanks again,
Maddy
6 April 2022

Dave
Hello Maddy
Yes you are welcome to use the photo and and any info you would like I will check for the photo with no copyright through it later and I’ll let you know if I have it
Dave
6 April 2022

Maddy
Hi Dave,

My name is Maddy Pearson.

I have been a resident of Hertford all my life – and I am now doing a PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on human-environmental relations, which a specific focus on swimming on the river Beane – how this has changed over time and how we are seeing a resurgence of such immersions during the pandemic.

I came across the Goldings old boys website and found a fantastic photo of the boys leaping into the annexed swimming pool which was part of the River Beane at Goldings. I wondered if you might be willing to let me reproduce the image in my thesis – of course with due recognition paid to Goldings Old Boys and a link to the website? If you are happy for me to reproduce the image, I was wondering if you have a copy of it that doesn’t have the goldings.org stamp – or if that is the only digital version.

The photo is on this page:
http://www.goldings.org/page311.html


If you could let me know about this I would be very grateful. And if you want any more information please do ask.
Kind regards,
Maddy

6 April 2022

<<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1105 >>>
You can search this guestbook by:
Message : - Name : - All :
Please type some text:

- Guest book sponsored by PC Home Help (01922) 626 366 - http://www.pchomehelp.net -