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#571420 - 28th Aug 2011 3:30pm Derby Pool - where exactly?
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know where about you would have to stand today to the get this view from the the 1940s?




I have one modern shot but I'm not sure of it includes the original location.


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#571426 - 28th Aug 2011 3:38pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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#571427 - 28th Aug 2011 3:42pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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That's a great thread with plenty of info, but all this is before my time and this grassy expanse is hard to place in my mind. Does anyone have any personal memories to help pin point where about the water was, using the above modern picture as reference. Is it straight ahead? To the left?

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#571433 - 28th Aug 2011 4:07pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Ow my eyes!.

Ok I can see where it is in relation to this shot from the other thread.



But all the buildings are completely gone now and the ground landscaped so you will never even get a similar view. This is my best guess anyway. What do you think.


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#571434 - 28th Aug 2011 4:10pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Brill. Thanks smile

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#571435 - 28th Aug 2011 4:15pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Your on the wrong side of the Pub kev, in the old construction picture the building dead centre with the school bell tower type thing is in the middle of the current seaward car park.

Dan's two pictures appear to be taken from near-enough the same spot. The hanger type building running across the rear of the old picture runs across the end of the pool.

Here are two identically framed pictures/maps


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#571436 - 28th Aug 2011 4:17pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Right after reading your second post and as I have time on my hands I have done a bit of an image overlay and I think I have cracked it.


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#571438 - 28th Aug 2011 4:18pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Spot on kev
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#571439 - 28th Aug 2011 4:20pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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If you look near the top of the 1930s photo, taken when the pool was being built, you can see the road snaking down to the prom. All the old buildings, now demolished, are on this side of the road ie the lh side of the modern aeriel photo. The current Pub shown in your photo in the first post is where the red arrow is.

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#571442 - 28th Aug 2011 4:21pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: Roslynmuse]
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Sorry, cross posting! Brilliant combination pics!

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#571443 - 28th Aug 2011 4:21pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Old shot completely laid over just for reference.


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#571447 - 28th Aug 2011 4:33pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Thank you everyone for the help. Very much appreciated. The community on this site is fantastic.

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#571495 - 28th Aug 2011 6:58pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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Interesting thought on the 40s bomb damage, I wonder if it was from the same stick of bombs that had been dropped and the last two were found further out on the beach in the 60's, I remember a bomb recovery lorry got stuck off the beach and was covered by the tide.

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#571706 - 29th Aug 2011 7:54am Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: DanLongman]
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i remeber going thee as a kid,
it used to have a splash pool outside too...

this vid i found shows some wirral outdoor pools.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkU95hH424s

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#571951 - 29th Aug 2011 4:57pm Re: Derby Pool - where exactly? [Re: davew3]
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I watched one of that stick being
detonated in the early 60's. It was
way out around low watermark.

At the time I heard that it was one
of the stick that had damaged the
Derby Pool eastern outbuildings.

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