Pooling our memories

I am currently in the process of writing a book and am looking for a couple of items which I hope your readers may be able to help me with.

I was a member of the old Bury St Edmunds Swimming Club in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and we used to train at The Corporation Baths which was on the site of the Cattle Market car park at the top of Nelson Road. It was a fantastic 36 yard open air pool which used to belong to the Bury St Edmunds Borough Council. We were coached by the late Colin Farrant in those days and I wondered if anyone has any photos or information of either him and/or photos of The Corporation Baths.

In the late 1970s we were also coached for two days by the 1976 Olympic champion, David Wilkie, at the Bury St Edmunds Sports and Leisure Centre and I wonder if anyone has any photos or information on this event also.

I can be contacted on 07887 711333 or by e-mail on paul@hopfensperger.co.uk

Paul Hopfensperger,

Open water swimmer and charity fund raiser.