Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 18th August, 2011)
The new pool
Photo: Dave (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 AF-S )
I remember the old baths, then the new baths, then another new baths, i must be older than dirt.
"ditto", Gerald. I remember going with the school to the old baths in the 1950's. What a difference now. We had to have a shower...in cold water back then.
Good pic, Dave.
Great shot Dave.To Gerald,join the club.
The rising floor seems like an expensive gimmick.I am sure there must be a simpler way for disabled access,time wil tell.Great photo,Dave.
Crikey Scholes Mac. I remember Spooner. Bet you remember the different coloured clothes baskets. Red White Blue and Green I think. Remember saying "roll on Wednesday", (mixed bathing night). Spooner had his hands full then ha ha. Great times in the old old baths.
Yes Dave exactly what I was thinking. How much extra did this facility cost I wonder? And what happens to all the bathers when the cycle of raising and lowering the bottom is happening?
The raised floor isn't just for disabled access. For example, it also enables the pool to be split into two sections of different depths. Maybe shallow toddlers group in one half or two ability groups when schools are in etc?
The moving floor is a great idea! If they can move it up and down quickly you'd have a free wave machine thrown in aswell, he he!!!
OK im not that old, went to the old baths in the sixties. thanks FRED and A PARR from down under. Did you have relative that was a school teacher. Also good shot Dave
There were hot showers, Fred. It was Frankie Balmer who made us use the cold on WGS swimming days.
I'm disappointed with it. A boring race track with side seats for people to oggle from. Its merely geared up to pointlessly swim lengths in. These days kids are found to learn better, get more enjoyment out of the baths and are more likely to keep returning if it has wave machines, slides and other fun features. There's a better one in Blackburn to take the kids to.