Since I posted a page back in 2004, about the King Alfred Centre there have been a great many memories posted about this wonderful place. There has also been a lot of debate regarding the depth and length of the ‘major’ pool. Many people expressed an interest to see a photograph of the interior of the pool area. I apologise for the quality of the image published here, but it is the only one I have. It would appear that among interested parties, the general consensus is that the major pool was 10ft at the deep end, and the overall length was 110yds
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The diving boards
I suggested there were four diving boards, which no one seems to have disputed; I was wrong, there were five as the photograph clearly shows. With regard to the height of the diving boards, I am not exactly sure. The two low spring boards were perhaps about 2′, the medium height static and spring boards I think 9′, and the top board 15′. Whatever the answer, I think everyone agrees that the King Alfred gave many hours of enjoyment throughout the 1950/60/70s.