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Memories of Wirral pavilion make me cringe
1:39pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in Letters
I KNOW that the Ingleborough Road playing field issue is very serious but for personal reasons I wish they’d demolish the pavilion there.
I visited there in the late 1970s as a member of my school’s girls’ athletics team for a tournament.
The building contained changing facilities which although clean were very basic – four bare dressing rooms (plus one for teaching staff) and two huge team baths instead of showers.
I was very self-conscious in my mid-teens and tried to change whenever I could for sport or swimming behind a partition or screen but there were no such concessions to modesty at Ingleborough!
Even the wondrous Jessica Ennis would struggle to perform in such adverse circumstances.
The icing on the cake came when the tournament finished and the mistresses who had been acting as umpires had to join us in the team bath. Though there was plenty of room they didn’t look too pleased about it!
My memories of the Ingleborough pavilion still make me cringe with embarrassment. Knock it down!
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