At the Swimming Baths, Broad Campden, on Thursday afternoon last, the aquatic sports established thirty years ago, but which had been allowed to lapse for the past season or two, were revived. This revival is due in great measure to Mr Patrick Moran, who played a conspicuous part in these events in the early days. Mr Moran has now returned to Campden as a permanent resident & it is intended to carry on the event as formerly. The weather was not exactly ideal for the event, but those present were well repaid by witnessing some well contested events in swimming & diving. Mr T.D.Johnson, the baths proprietor, is to be congratulated on his programme of events, & the improvements made at the baths & arrangements generaly.
The judges were MR.P.Moran, Capt. W.J.Bright & Mr Bert Heritage & the following were prizewinners. – Men’s 90 yard handicap, freestyle R.Crump; ladies 60 yard handicap, freestyle, Margery Haydon; children’s under 15 diving, Derek Bright; men’s diving (open) R.Crump; children under 15 30 yards handicap, Lessor; Ladies diving open, Joan Cutts; graceful swimming, 30 yards open, Duckham; ladies & gents egg & spoon race, R.Crump; ladies baloon race, Miss Hargreave; greasy pole open, Godwin. Godwin, Miss Hargreave & Crump were the respective winners of the ladies & gents silver cups having secured the greatest number of points in the various events.
The Rev. O.P.J Smithstood in for the Rev Bryan O’ Loughlin presented the prizes & congratulated the winners & Mr Johnson on the excellent aray & emphasised the importance of all children being able to swim. The event closed with hearty cheers for Mr. Patrick Moran. (Transcriber’s great-uncle.)