Children’s Pleasure.(89).

Weather permitting-a joyful water space.

Removed for commercial reasons.

Southampton’s community is large-families with children would enjoy such water opportunities as the Common provides.  Clean water, good facilities. But not available easily to many youngsters. Memory stirs-remember the predecessor to the present pool was the ‘Cowherds’ lake-very deep in the centre-enventually infilled with material  from the new Civic Centre site. Then a paddling pool-before the present pool.  The  pool at the Sports’ Centre no longer used. The former ‘Lido’ with its chutes & space for children. Weston Shore with its mud.  In this 21st Century we need a new type of  water space for  children-protected from the elements but near where they live across our City.

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