Nov 14, 2012

Swimming Pool

On November 22nd  1958 the new swimming pool in Queens Park, Essendon was opened. The state of the art Olympic size pool featured an aluminium  diving board imported from England and an up to date “most efficient filtration system” ,  capable of changing the 420,000 gallons (1.55 million litres) of  water in the pool every eight hours. 
In the grounds of the pool, a flat roofed dressing pavilion provides bathers with a sunbathing area and view of the pool. An area has been set aside for the parking of up to 120 bicycles.
You can read further details in the 20th November edition of the  Essendon Gazette available on microfilm in the Sam Merrifield Library.


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