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WESTBURY SWIMMING POOL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1221: tabled on 30 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes Westbury's unique and historic swimming pool which has been in service since 1888 having been constructed in 1887 by William Henry Laverton for 5,000; further notes the contribution it makes to fitness and wellbeing in Westbury and the surrounding area; further notes the remedial benefits of its relatively warm water for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease; observes that the pool is the home of Westbury's thriving amateur swimming club; further notes that Dr Ian Gordon and Mr Simon Inglis in their book, Great Lengths, the historic indoor swimming pools of Britain, cite the Westbury pool as a firm candidate for listing; commends the pool's operators for planning to take part in Marie Curie Cancer Care's Swimathon in April 2010; and offers its good wishes for another century of service as a leisure and heritage facility in Westbury.