South Leeds Sports Centre which was closed in November 2010 has been demolished.
All photos and video by Jeremy Morton
I was tipped off on Facebook that the demolition of South Leeds Sports Centre had started on Wednesday (9 October 2013). I went down and took some of these photos. It was clear that as the sports centre was a large and substantial building it would take several days to be demolished. I therefore returned on Thursday, Saturday and Monday.
Having spent many hours in the building swimming, circuit training, watching my children swim and attending meetings in the bar area I found the demolition quite upsetting. In particular as I spotted a basketball hoop, or the sign for the shallow end of the pool.
Although this is a sad day, we should remember that there are still opportunities for sport in the area such as those run by the Live Well Project at Holbeck Working Men’s Club and Parkrun in Cross Flatts Park.
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