Former Topsham pool chairmen honoured at season opening
PUBLISHED: 09:59 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 11 April 2018
Topsham Outdoor Swimming Pool opened for the new summer season and the event paid tribute to two former chairmen.
In the last two years, both Colin Long and Graham Ward have died and the committee in charge of the pool decided to find a way to remember their commitment to the facility over the years.
Current chairman Jane Thomas said: “The committee felt that we needed to commemorate and honour them and all the hard work and sheer determination that they had both put into Topsham swimming pool.”
The current committee members honoured Colin and Graham with a new lifeguard’s chair, as both men had ‘spent many hours lifeguarding’ and keeping swimmers safe.
Family members of Colin and Graham were invited to the unveiling and current president Cyril Harrison said a few words.
Colin’s son, Roland, and Graham’s daughter, Helen, both unveiled the chair and a commemorative plaque.