Swimming against the tide?

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With the opening of a brand-new municipal swimming pool imminent in Chesterfield – indoors – Godfrey Holmes traces its origins one mile away, then eight, then ten miles away, swimming out of doors.

HEADY DAYS FOR CHESTERFIELD: As if the “new” Market Hall, the finally-demolished West Bars’ AGD car park, and the greatly-expanded Ravenside Retail Park, were not enough: Chesterfield has a new swimming pool, part of a state-of-the-art Sports Centre built on Queen’s Park Annex: a 13-acre athletics track next to Maynard’s Meadow on land purchased by the Borough, in 1901, as a tribute to Queen Victoria, who had just died…