Morden Park, Morden: Swimming Pool

Morden Park, Morden: Swimming Pool

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Partial / Incomplete Date March 1973
Area Morden
Picture Reference MerMor_​23_​5-12
Original Format Photo
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 havey usage on the 1960s design and major refurbishment
were 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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