Memories of St Ives after World War I……
Recreation facilities were limited by today’s standards. The Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements were strong while the Free Church had the Boys’ Brigade. Ernie Holmes ran a gymnasium once a week in the Ramsey Road School, which belonged to the Church, and also served as the Sunday School. There were football teams. The town team played on their field down Meadow Lane, while the Arthurians played on the town recreation ground (Warners Park). Attempts to form a rugby team were not well supported. A cricket team flourished. There was a tennis court in Tenterleas Road and later a golf club was started on its present course, then know as the Brick Hills. The town swimming pool on Ingle Holt is now the headquarters of the Sea Scouts’ (recorded in the 1990s).
The photograph shows pupils from Slepe Hall using the Holt Island bathing place.
Norris Museum, St Ives