Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | July 7, 2016

Horovitz (Central) Park Swimming Pool, Cornwall.

scan0038A postcard showing the swimming pool in Horovitz (Central Park), early 1950s.

The idea for Cornwall’s first swimming pool “was hatched” during a Kiwanis Club tombola.  The project was unanimously approved by Club members, who then submitted their plans to Town Council for approval and financial support.  Opening in 1930, for children 14 and under, the pool was closed in the late 1960s.

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Horovitz Park minus the pool is in the centre of this 1970s era photograph.

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Children swimming in Central Park’s pool, 1950s.

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Central Park swimmers  1940s.  Note the steamboat in the canal just above the fence in the right hand corner of the photograph.

This is a small sample of photographs and documents relating to Cornwall’s parks in the archives at the Cornwall Community Museum.

 

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