Anyone who grew up in Chesterfield will no doubt have enjoyed many hours swimming at the former swimming pool in Queen’s Park.
The pool first 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 former Queen's Park annexe site.
Here we take a look at these pictures from over 50 years ago when the pool first welcomed swimmers – and how the facility has changed over the years.
1. Queens Park Swimming Pool
Chesterfield Queens Park swimming pool officially opened on 19th July 1969. Photo: ugc
2. Laying the foundations
Laying the foundations for Chesterfield Swimming Pool in September 29 1967. Photo: National World
3. The diving board goes in
The diving board is firmly in position but the water was rather murky as the building of Chesterfield Swimming Pool continued. The picture was taken in August 15, 1968. Photo: National World
4. The view outside
A walker takes in the scene around the park with the new pool looming large. Photo: Submitted