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Report - Temple Cowley Swimming Pool, Oxford, England - August 2016

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Landie_Man, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    Temple Cowley Swimming Pool, Oxford, England - August 2016

    I'd been wanting to do this one for a while now and had failed on a number of occasions getting in. It's only 20 or so miles from me in Cowley, Oxford.

    The place was surprisingly untrashed given its two or so year closure, but stripping and demolition was well underway and not much was left! I visited here with an up and coming explorer I recently met through some car friends, and he is taking to it well, he LOVED this place, which is a good sign. I remember how much I loved real derpy derps when I first started; though despite plenty of experience I quite liked this, it was a nice easy and relaxed explore with a few nice bits to see on a summers evening. I certainly would not want to fall into that huge dive pool there!

    The pool originally opened in 1938 but had huge refurbs in 1986 and 1987 and finally closed Christmas 2014 with enormous oppositions from the locals. Housing will be built on the site many of Oxfords residents learned to swim. Another local amenity has gone.

    Progress of the demo can be seen here:
    http://savetemplecowleypools.webs.com/

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    As always guys, thanks! :-)

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  2. DTeus

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    The 3.8m deep pool is pretty cool. Imagine exploring this place on your own and falling in there :rolleyes: can't see how I'd get out of there hahaha
     
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    Looks pretty cool inside :thumb
     
  4. Landie_Man

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    Thanks! You'd call 999 on your mobile if you were conscious
     
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    Nice, they look in pretty decent nick! I've never like swimming but I like the look of these pools.
     
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    Thanks a cracker Landie :Not Worthy:Not Worthy
     
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    My mate actually tried to climb in that....
     
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    Cheers Landie, fantastic shots
     
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