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22-January-2020
22-January-2020

Photographs supplied by Henry Moulds

The pool commemorates those who served in World War Two.

In March 1958 a meeting was called by the Chamber of Commerce to consider the construction of a swimming pool. There was concern about the number of drownings in local streams and it was thought there ought to be a place where children could be taught to swim. The Servicemen's Club advanced a loan of £5,400 which, with the money already collected, was sufficient to begin construction in September 1963. It was opened for use in January 1965 and dedicated as a memorial to all who served in the 1939-1945 war on 5 February 1966.  The unveiling ceremony was performed by the Hon. P.H. Morton.

Location

Address:Wilson & Wallace Streets, Ryrie Park, Braidwood, 2622
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.441386
Long: 149.800753
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 5th February, 1966
Front Inscription

Braidwood Memorial Swimming Pool

Plaque :

This pool and facilities have been erected by Tallanganda Shire Council with monies donated by local citizens as a memorial to those who served in World War 1939 - 45

 

Source: MA,SKP
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