Free family day for Guyra pool 50th anniversary

Guyra Pool’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a free family fun day on Friday 3 January.

Council has put out a call for anyone who was involved in planning, constructing or officially opening the pool or simply remembers its early years.

“It would be great to include them in next month’s celebrations,” Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.

“With a free barbecue supported by local businesses Elders and Landmark and a giant pool inflatable, it will be a fun family celebration and a perfect way to escape the summer heat.

“Some personal stories about how people remember the pool in its early days will also bring a nice touch.”

A plaque marking the opening of the Guyra Swimming Baths on 3 January 1970 recognises the financial support and voluntary work of residents.

“Guyra Pool has been a tremendous community asset for many years and continues to be a treasured part of our district,” Councillor Murray said.

“The family day will be a wonderful opportunity to recognise everyone who has assisted with the pool during the past half a century.”

Admission to the pool will be free all day, with the celebrations to be held from 11am to 4pm.

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