Make your own free website on
Desert Column Forum Pix
Desert Column Forum Pix

Uploaded pix which appear on the Desert Column Forum.

eXTReMe Tracker
The "Order of the Bath." 

Western Mail, Thursday 17 August 1933, page 2

The "Order of the Bath."

Dear "Non-Corn.,"-On the red page of July 13, E28, Peak Hill, mentions those “self-conscious" individuals who disliked taking their bath in public. I was reminded of those delightful swims we had, "mit nodinks on," right in the town of Bellevue.

A large number would be marched from Blackboy camp to Bellevue for a swimming parade. There was a lovely deep pool right in the town, and close to the railway. When the townspeople heard us marching through they knew that soon there would be a public spectacle they did not see at the pictures. There was always a considerable audience, and passing trains would have heads of all ages peering from the windows, enjoying the unusual scene.

I felt like a schoolboy once again. It never worried me in the slightest; but 1 did hear men who almost blushed when they said: "Look at all those people staring at us!"

The town was well named "Bellevue!"

"245," Ravensthorpe.