Divers Down, set up by Bob and Dennis Wright in 1958, “was instrumental in establishing Swanage Pier as the home of British diving,” says its current co-owner Pat Collins. “It would be really fantastic if we could collect 100 photos to put into the archive.”
“Our club grew out of Divers Down and we’re lucky to have some of our original members involved with the club,” said IPSAC Chairman Chris Dunkerley.
“Sadly, in the past two years we’ve lost two of the early members and, not only did we lose two friends, we also lost their knowledge and experiences. This project will help redress this and keep alive the history of the early days of British diving.”
Anyone who can contribute photographs or memories of diving at Swanage Pier will be credited in the archive.
Email Divers Down at firstname.lastname@example.org or IPSAC at email@example.com, or share your contribution on a dedicated Facebook page here .