THE history of an Olympic sized outdoor swimming pool in Port Seton is being remembered in a photograph exhibition in the village starting this week.

The Pond Hall, Port Seton’s well loved pool which was built by the community in 1932 in 16 weeks, is captured in photographs to be shown at ‘The History of Port Seton Swimming Pool’ at Port Seton Library from Friday until July 7.

The display will be on show on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

When it opened 90 years ago, The Pond had an Olympic standard pool measuring 50 x 25 yards with changing cubicles at the east and west ends.

The spectator capacity was 1,500 on both the north and south sides.

There was also a 33-foot diving stage – the highest in Scotland – installed.

The Pond was a key training venue for swimming clubs from all over Scotland.

Amongst the frequent visitors were the Portobello, Scottish and British water polo champions.

The Pond and the Pond Hall remained open throughout the Second World War and became even more central to the community’s social and recreational activities.

In spite of a 4,000-signature petition and business letters of support to keep the loved pool open, the Pond Hall was demolished in December 1995.