Splash turns 30: Sheringham leisure centre celebrates with pool party

Lifeguard Nathan Parfitt, fitness instructor Emma Gosling and trainee Jordana Durrant celebrate the

Lifeguard Nathan Parfitt, fitness instructor Emma Gosling and trainee Jordana Durrant celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sheringham Leisure Centre Splash. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Townsfolk turned out in force to help Sheringham leisure centre Splash celebrate its 30th anniversary at the weekend.

Five-year-old Josie Humphrey at the Splash pool party with mum Katrina, who remembers meeting Prince

Five-year-old Josie Humphrey at the Splash pool party with mum Katrina, who remembers meeting Princess Diana when she opened the Weybourne Road centre in 1988. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The Weybourne Road site, which was opened by Princess Diana in May 1988, laid on children's activities including face painting and a smoothie bike, with staff also hosting a pool party and handing out slices of birthday cake.

Katrina Humphrey, who went along to the celebration with her five-year-old daughter Josie, remembered being taken to the official opening as a pupil at Beeston Hall School.

The smoothie bike in action at the 30th anniversary celebrations of Sheringham leisure centre Splash

The smoothie bike in action at the 30th anniversary celebrations of Sheringham leisure centre Splash. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

'We walked all the way there and lined up outside as Diana went along, shaking hands,' she said.

Splash operations manager Ash Allen said the centre, which is set to be replaced by a state-of-the-art, £10.7 million facility, was an asset to the town.

Fun for all the family at the 30th anniversary celebrations of Sheringham Leisure Centre Splash. Pho

Fun for all the family at the 30th anniversary celebrations of Sheringham Leisure Centre Splash. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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He added: 'We have members who have been coming for more than 20 years and we thought it was important to celebrate the end of an era as a new one is being created.'

Splash mascot Pooch with operations manager Ash Allen and his two-year-old daughter Belle. Photo: KA

Splash mascot Pooch with operations manager Ash Allen and his two-year-old daughter Belle. Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

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Princess Diana meeting Beeston Hall pupils at the opening of Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, Sher

Princess Diana meeting Beeston Hall pupils at the opening of Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, Sheringham, in 1988. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Princess Diana meeting Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre staff in 1988. Picture: Archant

Princess Diana meeting Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre staff in 1988. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

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