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#386509 - 7th Feb 2010 7:45am Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths
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#386511 - 7th Feb 2010 9:17am Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Waddi]
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Wallasey in Cheshire. Now didn't that sound nice?

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#386515 - 7th Feb 2010 10:48am Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Tatey]
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Thanks Waddi - I took my daughter to see the dolphins there - got soaked!!!

Incidently on the theme of Guinea Gap Baths - does anyone remember or know of Neil Mckecnie(spelling?)- broke the world record (100yds crawl) approx 1955 - I was the (very weak) link in his relay team!!!

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#386523 - 7th Feb 2010 11:10am Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: buddy]
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I remember having swimming lessons with school there and they still had the changing stalls at the sides of the pool. Hated every minute of it.
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#386524 - 7th Feb 2010 11:22am Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: MissGuided]
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I was at Wally Grammar school at the same time as Neil. Remember him well


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#386525 - 7th Feb 2010 11:25am Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Snodvan]
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I was at Wally Grammar school at the same time as Neil. Remember him well


Hi Snodvan

Any idea what became of him - I'd heard he went abroad - no idea where thou'


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#386539 - 7th Feb 2010 12:48pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: buddy]
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He was present at the pools 90th birthday celebrations in 1998 and gave a swimming demonstration in front of the Mayor and various dignitaries. A picture of him still hangs on the staircase to the (rather small now) balcony area. There was calamity after the dolphins performed as one of them died. The press at the time said it was because of the water but the dolphin was found subsequently to have a liver compliant that nobody knew about. One of my mates worked there and along with other staff and the dolphin handlers, nursed the dolphin until it unfortunately died.
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#386559 - 7th Feb 2010 4:09pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Capt_America]
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went to see the dolphins at guinea gap baths with the school got soaked was sitting down stairs in the front. we even got to touch them. what a brilliant day .will never that day.

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#386562 - 7th Feb 2010 4:30pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Capt_America]
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What I didnt know was through my Zoo world contacts I know the guy in these pics that trained the Dolphins;







He's going to try and dig out some info including press releases.
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#386582 - 7th Feb 2010 7:06pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Waddi]
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How long were the dolphins there for and why? Sorry if I've missed this in the above posts.
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#386593 - 7th Feb 2010 8:23pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: MissGuided]
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Yeah I saw them, I was about eight I think. I went to the Guinea Gap swimming a couple of years ago and mentioned the dolphins to the lifeguard and he said yeah, Flipper died there because a child threw a sweet wrapper into the pool and it went into Flippers airhole and he couldnt breathe and died.

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#386598 - 7th Feb 2010 8:51pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: MissGuided]
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How long were the dolphins there for and why? Sorry if I've missed this in the above posts.



Yeah, I'm having trouble getting my head round this LOL
Did they empty the pool then fill it with fresh water for the dolphins visit then drain it again????

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#386640 - 7th Feb 2010 10:31pm Re: Dolphins at Guinea Gap Baths [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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No, the water was still saltwater back then, they just reduced the chlorine levels.
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