this window lies one of the more obscure CRCMH attractions. It's only
a small room, but it exists thanks to a fundraising drive headed by
Nancy Astor all those years ago.
folks - Welcome to the pool room. You won't be shooting any pool in
here though - this is most definately a hydrotherapy pool. It's great
for relaxing and relieving tension, and excercising those muscles.
Precisely the reason it was constructed in fact. You can see a few
fellow explorers taking a well deserved rest here.
if you feel slightly more energetic, you can follow the example set
by "Launchpad" (not something I'd normally advise) and have
a bit of a surf on the clever built-in surfboard. Alright, so it's
not supposed to be a surfboard, but it moves about a bit like one
when you balance on it. Why not have a go for yourself?
may have already noticed that this pool is lacking its fundamental
ingredient - water. If you were really bored and wanted a bit of a
swim, you might perhaps hook a hose up and fill it, but a) this would
not only be impractical, but would take ages, and b) the finished
result would be absolutely disgusting. There's all sorts of rubbish
floating around the base and you wouldn't get in there for a paddle
if you were paid.
can however go for a stroll inside the pool now that it's empty. Sure,
there's not exactly much to do in there, but it beats...okay, so I
can't think of anything less enticing than walking around inside an
empty hydro pool. I suppose you could sit down in that well positioned
chair though if it took your fancy.
it's time to leave - so, where to next? Well, outside would be a start.
And there's a door on the Eastern side of the pool room that will
take us there. Et
Voila! With the pool room on our right, we're now facing South with
the main building and Grand Corridor infront of us. What we're
going to do though is to hang a left just here and enter our next
part of the tour.
this next part is quite special, because it effectively no longer
exists. For the first time on the tour, you're about to experience
a building which has very much caved in on itself now (from natural
structural defects thankfully, rather than human intervention), so
brace yourself for a unique slice of the past.