I mentioned this back on the old blog, when we were living in Ipswich because I used to walk past it on my way to Broomhill library next door
This is the photo I took back in 2016 and how it looks most of the time, all closed up with many warnings.
This display shows photos and newspaper articles from the past
This is the main pool, covered in metal sheeting. Across the other side are what were the changing rooms. The far end was very deep and had 5 different level high diving boards.......One of very few pools to have these.
In front of the changing rooms were "sunbathing terraces"
Below is the shallow children's pool.
This display shows how it will look in the future
I bought a raffle ticket to hopefully win ( I didn't) a large print of this picture below
I do hope their plans go well so the pool can re-open, not because I will ever swim there but I remember the lovely times I had at Stowmarket open-air swimming pool in the late 1960s which was a miniature version of this pool. (Stowmarket pool also closed many years ago - late 70's and has probably been built over by now! I shall have to have a look).
Yesterday morning, much to my surprise, the bathroom guy turned up WITH the right metal trim for shower-board and white grout for tiles, but WITHOUT wash basin. " They might bring it later" he said. Guess what........... They didn't! So he did what he could and off he went before noon. Wonder if he will be back today with the basin?
Does anyone else like watching Upstart Crow? I don't know why but I find it funny enough to smile at, which has to be a good thing the way the world is going...........or is it just me?
And I'm sure that sentence is written in Suffolk............ so completely in the wrong order.........as we do.