Friday, February 26, 2010

story: percy norman memorial pool

Here is the Percy Norman Memorial Pool, 1965 and 2010. The image on the left is from the Riley Park Archives, and was taken 5 years after the pool first opened. The image on the right was taken by Artist Intern Lisa W.
Curious for more history about the Percy Norman Pool? Click on this link.


Diane said...

I am so happy that you put this memorial together and credited Rose. Congrads for your good work!! I had intended to submit a story or poem but became quite busy with a directorial-writing project during the time your postings for submissions were up...I even took one home at one point.
Thank you-I have swam the Percy Norman on and off since the mid 80s. Although I am looking forward to the roomy new facility, I will always have a soft spot for Percy Norman. I exercised my body, spirit and mind in that old blue tiled pool...1000s of laps and thoughts!

Mark Jones said...

I learned to swim.there...soft spot for it...though it was intimidating...I was young then..there were interesting one point I recall you walked through water to enter pool area fr change rooms..kinda wierd