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Ashford Memorial Pool

Ashford Memorial Pool
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Ashford Memorial Pool, street view
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Ashford Memorial Pool, entrance
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Ashford Memorial Pool, opening plaque
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Description / Background

A memorial swimming pool, opened in 1968. At the front of the complex is a brick building which houses facilities for the public during the swimming season. A plaque detailing the official opening of the pool by the Hon. Davis Hughes, M.L.A. Minister for Public Works, is located near the front entrance.

During the period Mr Hughes was Minister, he opened many memorial swimming pools throughout the state. At one stage it was reported some 70 pools were to be constructed in New South Wales. In many communities, a memorial baths committee was established to raise money, and the final construction of the pool was the combined efforts of the committee, as well as local and state government.

The Ashford War Memorial is located outside the facilities building. 

Inscription

Facade

Ashford Memorial Pool

Opening plaque

Ashford Memorial Baths

This pool was officially opened
by
The Honourable Davis Hughes, M.L.A.
Minister for Public Works
on
Saturday 16th November, 1968

J.R. Black, Shire President
L.P. Gratton, Shire Engineer
A.N. Heywood, Shire Clerk

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Address
36 Bala Street
Ashford NSW 2361
Local Government Area
Inverell Shire
Setting
Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Swimming pool/swimming centre
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1968
Dedication date
16 November 1968
Conflict/s
All conflicts
Materials
Brick