Location 428
Location #428 - Second School Swimming Pool
Map 8

Schoolhouse Road


Lower Smith's Gully


Location #428 - Second School Swimming Pool Lower Smith's Gully, school ground, north easy of location #214.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Concrete, in-ground

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1941 Bannockburn school Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3393 1941 General notes. The existing school pool was in poor condition and there was difficulty keeping it full of water due to seepage. The school pupils had reverted to swimming in Crabbe's Dam (location #176) on Deep Lead Terrace. The head teacher Mr C J Rivers proposed the idea of a new concrete swimming pool to replace the existing pool. This was readily accepted by the school committee. It was decided to organise a number of raffles, and hold a bazaar followed by a concert. The fund raising was very successful and a total of £80 was collected. The new school pool site was excavated and a new concrete pool constructed. The work was carried out by the locals over a series of 'working bees'. Some of the people who helped with this work were mess'rs Cuth Rivers, Theo Toms, Arthur Scott, Jonnie Parsons, Dave Baird, Alan Campbell and Vincent Parcell.
3394 1942 The new swimming pool was completed. The new swimming pool was completed.
3395 1954 Purchase of a water ram. A water ram was purchased to pump water from Smith's Creek to aid in the filling of the pool.
3396 1957 Pool repairs. A number of cracks had developed in the concrete in-ground pool due to the swelling clay ground. These were sealed and the pool was painted.
3397 1965 The pool continued to leak. The second school swimming pool continued to leak, and it was decided to replace it with a new above-ground pool. The Bannockburn area was canvassed to raise funds.
3398 1966 The second pool was demolished. The second swimming pool was demolished and the third pool was planned ( see location #436)


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1053 Terry Emmit 20 Apr 1946 Bannockburn School - looking south east. Jubilee Celebrations View Image
1955 Mrs J Smallfield - Dunedin 1942 Bannockburn School - looking south. Opening of second swimming pool. View Image