Impossible

I HAVE never been moved to write to the paper before, but once again I read in the Mercury a letter from some old wag about how the Tropicana should be an open air swimming pool.

I HAVE never been moved to write to the paper before, but once again I read in the Mercury a letter from some old wag about how the Tropicana should be an open air swimming pool.

Those who demand such a move are mainly in the over-60s bracket, who remember those halcyon days of the high diving board, rather than the days of a run-down, mainly empty facility, that so few people used that it became impossible to run at a profit.

These people are living in the past and need to move on.

These days, most kids aren't really interested in swimming, they tend to favour Playstations and Nintendo.


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Further, it seems to me that the old folk who demand a pool, including the ubiquitous Dick Whittington, would be very unlikely to swell the queues outside one.

DEREK PHILLIPS

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Moorland Road, Weston

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