Young Mariners Pool, Map Pool, Canoe Pool

Young Mariners Pool at Newcastle Baths - photo posted by Lost Newcastle member
Young Mariners Pool at Newcastle Baths – photo posted by Lost Newcastle member

 

The ABC Newcastle Local Treasures story on the pool is here.

The question of the existence of the ‘map pool’, Young Mariners Pool, canoe pool – whatever – seems to come up regularly.

Some people are convinced the map is still there!

Sadly, it’s not, having been removed by Newcastle City Council decades ago. Or perhaps not so sadly as surely these great concrete continents must have been responsible for numerous injuries!

 

 

 


3 thoughts on “Young Mariners Pool, Map Pool, Canoe Pool

  1. Apparently NCC did do a costing of replacing the map, however it proved to be too expensive. I do remember my brother and I playing on and around the map, I don’t recall any injuries though! (I am 66, my brother 70). Our friends 4 boys just love this place and we have a Christmas Eve ritual now of spending the evening @ The Canoe Pool!

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  2. For many years I’ve hoped that one day the map pool could be recreated. I know – they say it’s too expensive. But just maybe … a concerted public campaign to drum up enough motivation, donated materials and labour for rebuilding, some sort of yearly event to raise ongoing maintenance funds … surely it’s not impossible, is it?

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