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Re: Vange swimming pool
What wonderful memories I have of that basic pool, where I first started swimming without one foot on the bottom.Vange pool was fed by pumps that provided water directly from the creek close by. To progress from the muddy shallows to using the shute and then the diving board was a major achievement.
For many local kids this was a perfect place to be during the summer months. My younger brother and I spent many hours at this place and experienced pure joy, including a packet of Smiths crisps and maybe some ice cream.