[Vwoolf] Cf. "boys bathing in the Serpentine" in "Jacob's Room"

Stuart N. Clarke stuart.n.clarke at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 15 06:54:39 EDT 2018

This was only allowed ‘from 5 to 8 a.m., and from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in summer (except Sundays)’; ‘when a flag is hoisted, a crowd of men and boys, most of them in very homely attire, are to be seen undressing and plunging into the water, where their lusty shouts and hearty laughter testify to their enjoyment’.

1899 cartoon reprinted in “Punch”, 15 June 1938:

Lady: Do you know where little boys go to who bathe on Sunday?
First Arab: Yus.  It’s farder up the Canal side.  But *you* can’t go.  Girls ain’t allowed!

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