Archive - October 2011

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Backyard pools, Burt Lancaster and The Swimmer
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Petersham Pool re-opens for the summer season

Backyard pools, Burt Lancaster and The Swimmer

Watching the 1968 movie, The Swimmer the other night, got me thinking about backyard pools. When my siblings and I were kids we constantly pestered our parents for a pool.  With a perfectly good salt-water baths down the road, they saw no need for one in our backyard. So with our friends the Hall girls,[…]

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Petersham Pool re-opens for the summer season

As local Insey informed me, Petersham Pool (Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre) re-opened last weekend. It appears that the redevelopment that was meant to be carried out over winter has been postponed. A life guard at the pool said Marrickville Council has put the plans back a year. So for all us locals who are quite fond[…]

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