Keswick Pool

1947-1965

I remember fondly weekends at the pool with my Mother while Dad played golf. We always had the umbrella that backed up to the 10th tee, directly across from the cabanas, and Dad and his foursome would walk the short distance up to the pool to say hello to their wives and children as they made the turn. The "creek" at the bottom of the hill below the tee had marvelous things like tadpoles and such and we couldn't wait for the last golfer to pass so we could go down and explore!

The Stevens Family at the Pool

1947-1965

These photos, from the family photo album of Donald Stevens, were taken in 1952.

Edie Ballard with KCC trophy

1947-1965

Edie Ballard is shown here with one of many silver-plated items her husband Chap won at Keswick Country Club golf tournaments in the early 1950s.

Diz and Bill's "lodge"

1947-1965

I am very impressed! What a great book! Don't know how you found the time for all the interviewing/ research, much less the time to organize it all..I spent much more time than I realized, randomly reading yesterday..I look forward to reading sequentially ... It was fun to see the pictures of the club, and especially of the pool, and mention of the cabanas...I learned that [my aunt and uncle] Diz and Bill's "lodge" was built as a "party house", rather than as a hunting lodge...Also, I didn't remember about the steel construction of the pool...

Great Childhood Memories

1947-1965

My grandparents took me to the club as a child. I remember the tennis pro Bob Reid very well. There is irony in Mr. Reid being with us at 98. Decades ago, the last I heard of him was an anecdote my father related. Apparently, Mr. Reid was not seen at his accustom haunts, and somehow my grandparents thought they had come to know he had died. One day Mr. Reid called my grandparents, Robert and Glenn Seeley, who, as I mentioned, lived a mile further down the road that runs in front of Keswick Hall. My aunt answered the phone and blurted out, "Mr. Reid!!