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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by Snape » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:56 am

Mark wrote:
Snape wrote:There is a poem about Swancoote pool but it is not available on amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swancoote-David ... B0007HLYGU nor anywhere it seems :roll:
You can view it if you subscribe to Harper's magazine http://harpers.org/archive/1953/07/0006426
as it was published in that magazine in 1952 but I'm not a subscriber and I doubt it'll shed much light anyway.
I dont think this is the same Swancoote Pool's Snape as David Thompson Watson McCord was an American Poet. That's unless I have the wrong David.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_McCord#Essays
Ah yes, I suspect you are right. :(
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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by Snape » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:39 pm

A new search for Swancoote revealed this photo in Andy Batchelor's photobucket album. Andy is a float maker (http://www.handmadefloats.co.uk. I have a few and they are lovely floats.
Anyway the photo is here http://s841.photobucket.com/albums/zz34 ... 1636-1.jpg
Looks awesome!
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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by J.T » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:34 pm

That does look awesome. :thumb:
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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by AndyB » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:14 pm

Snape wrote:A new search for Swancoote revealed this photo in Andy Batchelor's photobucket album. Andy is a float maker (http://www.handmadefloats.co.uk. I have a few and they are lovely floats.
Anyway the photo is here http://s841.photobucket.com/albums/zz34 ... 1636-1.jpg
Looks awesome!
Well found Snape! I actually uploaded the image to photobucket to eventually post on this forum. It is BB's Swancoote pool, the photo is taken from the dam wall, virtually the same place as his scraperboard drawing p.315 from his Fisherman's bedside book.

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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by Snape » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:44 pm

Welcome Andy!
Sorry if I stole your surprise. :oops:
It does look like a lovely spot!
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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by Gary Bills » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:56 am

Snape wrote:Welcome Andy!
Sorry if I stole your surprise. :oops:
It does look like a lovely spot!
Oh wow, it's still there, and just how I imagined it!

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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by King Of The Ghetto » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:30 pm

Has this been located? I'd love to visit. PM me if preferred!

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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by AndyDalby » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:57 pm

I'm new to this site and just in the process of getting to know what's going on.
But with regard to Swancoote Pool if anybody is still unaware of its location you need to read page 82 of Kev Clifford's book 'A History of Carp Fishing Revisited' and all will be revealed!

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Re: Swancoote Pool's Location

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:56 pm

AndyDalby wrote:I'm new to this site and just in the process of getting to know what's going on.
But with regard to Swancoote Pool if anybody is still unaware of its location you need to read page 82 of Kev Clifford's book 'A History of Carp Fishing Revisited' and all will be revealed!
Thank you Andy, the answer has been sitting on my bookshelf all this time. :Hat:
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