Rushmere, Wimbledon Common

Rushmere, Wimbledon Common

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Area Wimbledon Village
Copyright 1 Charles Skilton Ltd.
Picture Reference Wim_​16_​4-2
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History Paddling at Rushmere.

Prior to the construction of purpose-built facilities, such as Latimer Road Baths, the ponds on Wimbledon Common functioned as unofficial swimming pools. Conflicting interests, the need to preserve wildlife and health considerations have now restricted such activity to Queensmere.

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