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In the golden years of the Village of San Pedro, children would go swimming practically every day.  As soon as the school bell was rung for dismissal, children would run home, change into their swimming trunks, and head to their favorite swimming spot- the main pier, Tackle Box Area, Fido’s Area, Paradise Area. Some children even went swimming into their regular school clothes. However on Saturdays and Sundays, this fun activity became a family event, especially if there were young children who had not yet learned to swim. Dozens of families would line up along the beach looking for their favorite swimming area. This activity intensified when there were friends visiting from Belize City, like during the Easter vacations.  This flashback dates back to the 70’s when the down trodden Bishop’s house was still standing at the corner before the property was turned over to the Lions for improvements to the property.  Did you know that the good Catholic Bishop Martin rented that property to the Lions for one dollar a year for 50 years?

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Streets then and now of the Lions Den, Manellys and Fidos Restaurant and Bar

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