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Cascades pool celebrated 30th birthday

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 September 2018

More than 400 swimmers enjoyed the Cascades pool in Thong Lane over the weekend to celebratethe centre’s 30th birthday. Picture: Gravesham Council

More than 400 swimmers enjoyed the Cascades pool in Thong Lane over the weekend to celebratethe centre's 30th birthday. Picture: Gravesham Council

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More than 400 swimmers enjoyed the Cascades pool in Thong Lane over the weekend to celebratethe centre’s 30th birthday.

Guests were able to be a part of the celebrations for just 30p.

Joining fees for memberships were wavered and guests could use lots of the facilities for free including badminton, squash and table tennis.

In 1998, the pool was opened by the then minister of sport Colin Moynihan, with Timmy Mallet from hit 80’s TV show Wacadays.

The 30th celebrations looked back on the last 30 years and the crowds were full of fond memories and nostalgia for the much loved leisure centre.

Sales and marketing manager Lisa Hankinson said: “It was a lovely nostalgic day, so many customers who came in remembered coming here on the day it opened, who are now bringing in their own children.

“There were a number of staff working on Saturday who were working here 30 years ago too - including me!

“People remembered watching the countdown of the timer until it was their time to surf the waves and ride the Twister and Typhoon water slides.

“The waves were one of the biggest in the country at the time and are still popular now with one of our settings having a six foot swell.

“Thank you to everyone that came along to celebrate with us, reminisce about the old days and check out our new facilities too. We even had a cake made to resemble the pool which went down a treat too.”

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