Melton Mowbray

Waterfield Swimming Bath

This building came about as a result of substantial community activity and is an example of how a motivated people can achieve a significant goal for their community.

The full story of how the baths came about can be read in the historical account written by J. K. Penstone, then Headmistress at Sarson High School, Melton Mowbray published 1975. Waterfield Swimming Bath Melton Mowbray

The historical account is exceptionally detailed and describes the activities engaged in to raise the funds and also the relationships and attitudes displayed toward the project. It is a valuable document for anyone that engages in a campaign for a public facility to be provided.

The first meeting to formally discuss the idea of building a swimming bath took place on the 29th August 1955.

Waterfield Swimming Bath Opened 8th May 1965.

The Bath celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2015.


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