Do you remember Princess Diana’s visit to Crown Pools in Ipswich in 1990?
PUBLISHED: 15:23 22 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:16 24 June 2020
It has been making a splash since 1984, not least when none other than Princess Diana came to visit in 1990 - but what are your memories of Ipswich’s Crown Pools?
Today, Crown Pools is the biggest leisure facility in Ipswich, with a range of indoor facilities including a gym, sauna, a competition pool and a leisure pool with a wave machine and numerous children’s activities.
Our archive pictures show dozens of children gathered for its opening in 1984, with many clearly loving the spacious and modern facilities.
It has hosted many contests over the years, with an eight-lane competition pool - but to many it is just a place they can go to exercise or have a leisurely swim in their downtime.
Perhaps the most memorable occasion though was when Princess Diana visited Crown Pools in 1990.
The charismatic royal can be seen kneeling at the edge of the pool talking to youngsters, who all appear to be taken in by her every word.
What are your memories of Crown Pools? Were you there for Princess Diana’s visit in 1990? Send your memories, including your full details, by email.
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