Monthly Archives: October 2017

Another World

Looking into the miniature world in the centre of a Dicksonia Tree Fern in Hidcote Garden.

© 2017 Peter Young

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The Old Swimming Pool

The Watcher on the Roof

Seen from the viewing gallery of the defunct swimming pool, a builder on the roof of a house in the next road supervises some repair work.

Boarded Up

Sansome Walk Swimming Pool closed on the last day of 2016. Last week, I organised a visit for the Camera Club to capture the interior of this building to see what had happened since. For some members it was a nostalgic trip down memory lane: “this is where I first swam …”, but it was also a way of recording local history as a 1970s building nears the end of its life.

Bright Colours

We were met by an extremely accommodating Voids Officer, and were free to explore this labyrinthine building for the whole afternoon. The photographs ranged from the architectural general views to records of the small details of what was left behind by the occupants when they vacated the building. It was also an opportunity to sample the rather dated aesthetic taste of those who did their best to make the building user-friendly.

The Herd

Meanwhile, in the viewing gallery, the Friesian-like seats look onto the empty swimming pools, as they wait for the end.

 

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