In pictures: Final farewell to South Shields pool as demolition work reveals cross section of memories

Passersby have been taking a trip down memory lane as demolition work revealed a cross section of the former swimming pool at Temple Park Leisure Centre.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 11:33 am
Picture by Stu Norton
Demolition work has been pressing ahead on the former Temple Park swimming pool
The work is at a stage where a cross section of the pool area can be seen

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The aquablaster water slide and depth signs can be seen just as they were when the pool closed
The pool closed in October 2013 to make way for the new facility at Haven Point
Work began in November to demolish the site, while the rest of the leisure centre stays open
The work is expected to finish later in the year.
The area will then be landscaped to make more green space in the parkland
The pool opened in the 1970s and was a much-loved leisure facility for thousands of families over the years.
Passersby have been able to say a final goodbye to the centre as work continues.
Devon Bianchi was among those to pass by and take a picture.
For comparison, this is one of our file pictures of Temple Park in its heyday