Come on in! Sea swimming at Southsea | Nostalgia

Our theme today is swimming at Southsea with a series of mainly pre-Second World War photographs and one particularly evocative shot from 1900.

Sunday, 3rd October 2021, 6:00 pm
1900:  Holidaymakers enjoying mixed bathing at Southsea, with a line of bathing machines along the shore. Picture: Getty Images
1900: Holidaymakers enjoying mixed bathing at Southsea, with a line of bathing machines along the shore. Picture: Getty Images

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May 8, 1938: Holidaymakers enjoy a day on the beach at Southsea. Picture: Getty Images.
August 28, 1935: Swimmer R Jones taking part in the Southsea to Isle of Wight race in the Solent at Ryde. He went on to win the race. Picture: Getty Images
August 20, 1936: Mr C Rogers, of Gosport Swimming Club, wades ashore at Ryde after his winning swim from Southsea to the Isle of Wight, which he won by the narrow margin of 19 seconds in a record time of 2 hours 8 minutes 5 seconds. Picture: Getty Images.
August 28, 1935: Mrs J Mortimer presenting swimmer R Jones with the winner's cup after his victory in the Southsea-Ryde swim at Ryde. Picture: Getty Images.