ST3049 : Swimming pool on Burnham on Sea beach

taken 11 years ago, near to Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, Great Britain

Swimming pool on Burnham on Sea beach
Swimming pool on Burnham on Sea beach
Updated April 2010.

The beach pool was first used for swimming and then boating. It was built in 1920 by the Braithwaite family in gratitude for the safe return of their five sons from the Great War. In recent years the condition of the pool deteriorated and the local authority, Sedgemoor District Council, took the decision in December 2009 to demolish it, mainly on health and safety grounds. The full story behind the decision to demolish the pool can be read here LinkExternal link

The pool now no longer exists except in the memories of local residents and countless holiday-makers down the years and snapshots in family albums. Iím glad I took this photograph when I did. Itís just a shame its quality doesnít do justice to the subject.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 March, 2007
Category
Swimming pool   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 302 494 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.3808N 3:0.0067W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 303 493
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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