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Mayfield Swimming Pool opening 1966

by | 22 June 2013 | BUILDINGS, PEOPLE

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.

 

1 Comment

  1. Symon James

    I have it on good authority, and sadly too I must say that a boy drowned on the day they opened Mayfield pool, apparently it was so packed and hectic that they didn’t notice him.

    regards

    Symon James

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