Swimming Sports July 1914

Held at the Bathing Lake behind Westington Mill.

EJ report transcribed by Tess Taylor

The annual sports at the bathing pool were held on Saturday, but were not much favoured, as the winds had been cold and the day showery, discouraging practice and entries. Indeed the young men and women of the neighbourhood had absolutely boycotted  the competitions, leaving the prizes to be competed for by juveniles under eighteen.

The Grammar School boys gave an excellent exhibition in in diving competition with a team of half a dozen boys from St. Gabriel’s School, Westminster, who were brought down by Mr J.Perrins of the LondonSchools’ Swimming Association. The Dive was won by Payne of Campden. Taylor of Campden was third. The Westminster boys won the team race. Among Campden winners were F.Collett, D.Fry, G.Sheldon & S.Leech.

Tea at sixpence a head was provided by various friends; Mr Matthew Cox cut ninety rounds of bread & butter, & the Hon. Mrs. Jacson sent cakes. Mr Collett bread; Mr Hands of Court Piece, milk, & also supplying the much  needed water &many useful appliances. Mr Alec Miller lent primus stoves; Mr George Haines sent milk. Mrs F.Dunne presided at the tea table.

The handicapper was Mr.C.R.Ashbee; master of ceremoniesMr Jack Clark & Mr. V.Saunders; judges Mr M.Pippett & Mr W.T.Hart. Mr Jack Clark gave the visiting team lunch at the Lygon, where Mr Jeffrey provided an excellent meal.

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