VIDEO: Demolition of old Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield

Demolition of the old Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield is now well underway.

And many of you have been sharing your memories of times spent there with us on Facebook.

Richard Hewitt captured the removal of the old waterslide at the weekend.

Richard Hewitt captured the removal of the old waterslide at the weekend.

Richard Hewitt captured photos of the old waterslide being removed over the weekend (see video).

He said: “I was walking through Queen’s Park on Saturday lunch time, when I saw some heavy plant machinery being used for the demolition of the old sports centre.

“This activity seemed worth taking a closer look at, and just as I got to a good viewing area, on the opposite side of Boythorpe Road, the demolition operatives were starting to pull the water slide out with their giant machines.

“It was a very unusual sight; entertaining but also a bit saddening: remembering the joyful visits my old mates and I spent there as children. It only appeared to take around five minutes for the old water slide’s somewhat rough removal, before being scrapped presumably.”

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