SX7962 : Site of Former Swimming Pool at Foxhole School

taken 9 months ago, near to Dartington, Devon, Great Britain

Site of Former Swimming Pool at Foxhole School
Site of Former Swimming Pool at Foxhole School
I used to swim here regularly (during the summer) between 1952 and 1956 - when regular nude bathing was the norm. The wood to the left is Foxhole Wood and water was pumped from a spring to feed the swimming pool. The size of the pipe meant it took a couple of days to fill and after a couple of weeks became green with algae and needed to be empties (it drained into the quarry), cleaned out and refilled.
In those days there were still red squirrels in Devon and I remember seeing one on the hedge to the right - which runs round the top of the quarry.
For view in opposite direction see SX7962 : Site of the former swimming pool at Foxhole School
It would seem the areas has more recently been used for archery
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Educational sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
School 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7900 6219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:26.8224N 3:42.3342W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7900 6222
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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