Monday 4 January 2010

cold weather and concrete (swindon)

10m concrete diving board c.1935 Coate Water, Swindon. i grew up just around the corner from this modernist classic, great to revisit it last week. much loved in swindon, unlike the towns later water feature- installed on The Parade in 1966 by Geoffrey Wickham, a London sculptor renowned for abstract construction. Costing £3,500, 7ft 'revealed aggregate' cube weighing 17 tonnes and sitting in a 24ft square water pool. demolished in the late 70s.

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