I was told about the lost swimming pool at the very start. It is still a talking point, I was warned. Some one told me that hardly anyone used it because it was too cold, even at the height of summer, but now it’s gone people talk about it frequently. Michael used to work there when he was a young lad. I had to include it in the ‘missing poster’ series.
As I was walking around, looking for a tree to pin the poster, I overheard a mum telling her child: ‘That whole field used to be a swimming pool’. There was no nostalgic note in her voice. More a feeling of wonder about how a huge object like a swimming pool can disappear. The missing swimming pool provides a shared story that links everyone.