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Report - Beechdale Swimming Centre Nottingham December 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Richo, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Richo

    Richo 28DL Member
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    Beechdale Swimming Centre opened in the 1970's, the Nottingham swimming team trained there for some time.
    More recent history Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington spent much of her time here training.
    Reason for closing its doors for the final day on August 15th 2015 was due to a more advanced 50m pool opening near by at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village.

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    Main pool:
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    Diving pool:
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    Junior pool:
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    Flumes:
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    Seating area:
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    Canteen:
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    Children's play area:
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    This was a great explore, was fantastic that nothing had been damaged and is in good condtition.

    Sorry about the quality of the photos, i had to make the best of the situation no tripod and very dark..

    Visited with Retroboy.

    Thank you for reading.
     

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Good effort, some nice pics there :thumb
     
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  3. kent-urbex

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    nice report, shame nottingham is so far away
     
  4. Porky

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    I remember doing my scuba training there about ten years ago.

    Nice to see!
     
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    I remember coming here to swim in the 70's! But Long Eaton was closer and bigger!
     
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    I used to go there as a kid, must get myself down there sometime for a quick look around!
     
  7. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Most importantly, did you have a go on the slide?
     
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  8. Kean

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    Nice place!!! I am planning to visit there someday as I have chosen it as my academic project site. However, should I just walk in there or apply for permission to the city council?
     
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    Had a walk around the building the other day. Very much looking forward to having a look and taking some pics in there!
     
  10. Urbexbandoned

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    I do hope you went in those slides :D
    The pool itself reminds me of the one at HMS Ganges. Nice pics :thumb
     
  11. crazyjonhere

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    Again more stuff left behind the water plume is worth about 40 to 50 k second hand these days Great pics be amazed if it stays that good for much longer
     
  12. Mr_T

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    Nice man, cant beat a good pool :thumb
     
  13. CrusherDestroyer

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    Tried to get in there today, looked like everywhere was boarded up. Shame as it looks interesting in there
     
  14. weezdeez

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    Sheiss! 27 years since I last saw those diving boards... thanks for the trip down memory lane....
     
  15. Lost Explorer

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    Good photos! Kept seeing this place on the news, I guess the campaigns to keep it open failed!
     
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