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When Diss open air swimming pool still made a big splash

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 April 2019

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant Library

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant Library

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As we bask in warm Easter holiday weather the idea of taking a dip under the blue skies seems attractive.

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 19 May 1976. Photo: Archant LibraryThe outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 19 May 1976. Photo: Archant Library

Once in Diss of course you could. The open air swimming lido on Victoria Road was popular with generations of families.

These photographs from our archives might help to conjure up fond memories of lazy poolside days when the Blue Wave Swimming Pool was every much the place to be.

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 19 May 1976. Photo: Archant LibraryThe outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 19 May 1976. Photo: Archant Library

The pool was covered in the mid-1980s allowing for year-round swimming. But there was something special about taking a dip underneath the skies.

What are your memories of the pool? Did you enjoy swimming in the open air? Tell us in the comments below….

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant LibraryThe outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant Library

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant LibraryThe outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant Library

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 19 May 1976. Photo: Archant LibraryThe outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 19 May 1976. Photo: Archant Library

The outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant LibraryThe outdoor swimming pool in Diss, 4 June 1975. Photo: Archant Library

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