22 June 2013

Mayfield Swimming Pool opening 1966

By Carol Duncan
Mayfield Swimming Pool opening photo from Lost Newcastle member Katrina O'Connor

Mayfield Swimming Pool opening photo from Lost Newcastle member Katrina O’Connor

 

Mayfield Pool – BHP’s Gift to City – Officially opened Saturday 12/11/66 @ 2.30pm. Distinguished guests are from L – R; Seated behind speaker is Alderman Mr Frank Purdue; Sir Ian McLennan Chief General Manager of BHP; Lord Mayor D G McDougall & Mr R Coulton General Manager BHP; At time of opening admission fees were 30c per adult; 5c per child; Cost approx. $160K to construct; Holds 300,000 gallons of water; 165′ long; 50′ wide.