A rare old photograph of Angie Livingstone's grandfather, later plumber Jack Barlow, on his daily swim with his dog Billy, from the old pier to Big Rock. Would love to know who took the photograph. Jack was born in 1906 so this probably dates from 1920s.
The Bathing Station Newport on a stormy day. The two changing huts for men and women can be seen, and furthest away is the Boating Club shed and slipway.
Newspaper cutting from 16 April 1913 reporting the new season's officials for the Newport Swimming Club.
B Fearn dives to win the swimming gala diving competition in 1912.
The Swimming Cup This was presented to Newport Swimming Club in 1928 by Stewart Ramsay, a goldsmith in Dundee who was also very involved in Newport Boating Club. The cup was only competed for once, in 1928, and was won by Agnes Milne, later Mrs Holman of Kinbrae.
The Swimming Medallion The swimming medallion was presented to the swimming club by John Berry, President 1857-58. Mr Arthur Lees of Freuchie was the last man to win the medallion in 1928, and he returned it to the Berry family in 1988.
Three newspaper extracts describing the events of 2nd July 1896, when the recently formed Newport Bathing Association was inaugurated. The Braes were of course packed with people, the bathing pavilion and the surrounding area were decorated with flags, and the Mars band played all afternoon and into the evening. Spectators enjoyed swimming displays and an ...
Not an inch of space available at the Braes for late-comers to the annual swimming gala in 1900. In the foreground is the men's changing hut with the steep steps leading down to it. In the distance the boating club slipway is lined with visitors, and just out of sight, the Big Rock would no ...