The main pool at Morden Park Swimming Baths.

The main pool at Morden Park Swimming Baths.

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Copyright 1 Howard M King Croydon 12236P
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Notes / History The local authority had faced demands for a public swimming pool from 1913 onwards; however developments were halted by the pressures of world war and the Depression.

One of the driving forces behind the construction of this pool was Councillor Alderman Cyril Marsz. The architects responsible for the contemporary design were Messrs. George Lowe and Partners.

The purpose build complex was finally opened in 1967 by Lord Hunt, a famous mountaineer, who had successfully climbed Everest in 1953.

Years of heavy usage on the 1960s design meant that major refurbishment was necessary in 1990s, which lasted
2-3 years. Today, as many of Merton's sporting venues, Morden Park Pool is managed by Greenwich Leisure Ltd.

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