1962 The Swimming Pool

'Is that the school with the pool?'

To this day, we still get asked ‘is that the school with the pool?’ As you can see, the pool was commissioned and built in the 1960’s to serve the school and the surrounding area. However once the era of leisure centres came around in the 70’s and 80’s, the pool started to fall into disuse and was demolished around 1990. Our current school canteen sits on the site of the old pool. We know this because when foundations for the new school were being dug in 2003, the builders discovered that the pool had been filled in with the rubble from the old building and had to be re-excavated. Our information on the pool is sketchy – please get in touch with your memories!

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