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Temple Cowley Pools - Oxfordshire - Feb 2016

stoozie

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Temple Cowley Pools in Temple Road was a public swimming and gymnasium complex run by Oxford City Council which closed in December 2014 for redevelopment as housing. It first opened in 1938, and had a major refit in 1987. Its main pool was 25 metres long, it also housed a baby pool and a diving pool. It was built on the site of part of a former Knights Templar estate.

This explore was an interesting explore for me for two reasons, first being that I learnt to swim here as a youngster. Second being that for my job I design swimming pools, it was clear to me to see why this was closed and a new complex was built!

A re-visit is on the cards soon as I missed out on the gym complex due to setting off an alarm, with other places to be I didn't want the hassle of getting caught.

On with the photos













More available here: http:// https://www.flickr.com/photos/stuarthomas/albums/72157662106329693

 
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Well that's the first time i've seen this, nice one! Very colourful shots (y)

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They closed this to build houses on top of it? That's a bit sad really as it appears that there is nothing wrong with the place. Not unless swimming declined heavily during 2014 which led to that decision. 

Nice pics, I like the colours, really like the pool too. Haven't seen this before either so good work (y)  

 

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That's nice mate, shame they surrounded the thing with those ugly barriers though the bastards. Cool find (y)  

 
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