50 years of Chesterfield's Queen's Park swimming pool

It's 50 years ago this month that Chesterfield's Queen's Parking Swimming Pool was opened, so here we look back at the centre over the years

Friday, 17th May 2019, 2:21 pm
Queen's Park swimming baths opened in 1969

The pool was opened in May 1969 and underwent several changes and refurbishments before being demolished after a new sports centre was built a few hundreds yards away on the fomer Queen's Park annexe site. The old site is currently being redeveloped as an all-weather sports pitch

Here work continues on the foundations for the pool
The pool was popular with serious swimmers and families alike

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The concrete diving board was completed before the glazing was put in
It was a long way down from the high board if you chickened out!
Crowds flocked to the Queen's Park - but had to stick to strict rules which included no 'bombing' or 'petting' in the pool!
The building was a popular destination and meeting place
And the iconic glass structure above the pool was a key Chesterfield landmark
The pool was used by serious swimmers for training
Cllr Adrian Kitch and Mrs Inger Kitch re-opened Queen's Park swimming pool after renovation work in 2009
The water slide was a big bit with kids - and the the young at heart!
Work began on building the new Quuen's Park Leisure Centre in 2014
Corrie star Kym Marsh came to visit the newly-opened centre in 2016
The purpose-built centre has a range of sports facilities, alongside the pool
The new pool
It was a sad day for many in 2017 when the old pool building, home to so many memories was demolished