The Lido

Aldershot News & Mail - - LOOKING BACK - Edna May An­der­son

THE teacher said, “Lis­ten closely, to what I have to say

They’ve built a lovely bathing pool where you can swim and play.

Once a week from school you’ll go there and learn just how to swim

Not only the clever ones, but you who are so dim!”

Oh those won­drous summer days when we marched along the road

Clutch­ing towel and sand­wiches, laugh­ing at the load.

I can hear the voices still – sharp, echo­ing against the wa­ter;

As we laughed and did those things what teacher said we oughta!

The wa­ter warm to young ones, the sky was high and blue

Yes, the sun poured down upon us if we were lucky too.

The finest lido in the south it be­came that day,

Now I take grand­chil­dren there and lis­ten to mu­sic play.

The rip­ples of the laugh­ter are gay as ever still

While our pool is with us, echo laughs it al­ways will.

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