Old Pool, New Pool

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Rice Bowl

Image The Original Victoria Park Swimming Pool

On 1st Sept, 2013, the doors of the original Victoria Park swimming pool, the first ever public swimming pool in Hong Kong, closed for the last time. As it was such a public icon – where millions of Hong Kong people learnt to swim or spent their leisure hours, to mark the closure, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department held two open days on the 2nd and 3rd September so interested members of the public, could take a walk down memory lane and view all the different areas of the complex – the entrance hall, the changing rooms, the spectator stand, the pool areas and first aid post.

They also planned to erect a permanent display at the entrance to the new complex to celebrate the old and the new which was to include photographs, a history of significant events and architectural drawings. It…

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Born post war Britain 1947, educated in UK, Masters degree in Education from University of Nottingham. Worked as an Educator and Manager UK, USA, Hong Kong. Lived in UK, USA, Hong Kong, Thailand, and now in Western Australia
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