Presentation model of Morecambe Super Swimming Stadium

This is an accurate scale model of the historic Morecambe Open-Air Bathing Pool, later called 'The Super Swimming Stadium' which opened in 1936 and was demolished in the 1970s.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
53.5 x 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £3,600)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Christie's

The pool was uncompromisingly modern, exploiting the new possibilities offered by reinforced concrete. It is a reflection of the national importance of the building that Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, London, one of the leading goldsmiths of its period was commissioned to make this presentation piece.

Provenance

Presented to Chairman of the Old Harbour Committee of Morecambe and Heysham, 1936.

Venue details

Lancaster Maritime Museum Custom House, St George's Quay, LANCASTER Lancashire LA1 1RB 01524 382264 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

Easter – Oct
Daily, 11am – 5pm

Nov – Easter
Daily, 12.30pm – 4pm

Closed Christmas and New Year

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