John Thompson Ladies Championship Cup 1925-2005



“Me, my mother and my sister all won this cup at Selby Swimming Club, in 1927, 1959 and 1960. Before I took care of it recently, it had been squashed flat at some point.”


The Swimming and Slipper Baths opened in Selby Park in 1901 and closed in 1992. During the winter months the baths doubled as a dance hall. A sprung floor laid across the pool created a space licensed for up to 500 dancers.