I have lots of memories of this place I loved the building. We used to play on the steps, used them as a stage when it was closed. I didn’t learn to swim until senior school, I used to hate getting ducked under by big daft lads so I didn’t go much even though we just lived across the road. When I was about seven, mum had a knitting machine so she knit me a swimsuit and also trunks for dad, you can guess the rest… yes we soon left the pool never to go again for years. It is such a shame it was knocked down as the driving boards are not there anymore but the water is warmer. We used to be frozen walking back to school, no buses for us.
Image and details courtesy of Judy Heslop.