Yesterday Plas Madoc Leisure Centre closed it’s doors for the last time.
Hundreds gathered at the leisure centre yesterday afternoon to take part in a ‘dry swim’ around the building.
Despite fierce opposition, Plas Madoc was closed as a result of the ongoing cuts to Council services. The centre itself will be mothballed until later this year, however the swimming pool etc will remain intact.
It is hoped that a Community Trust will take over and reopen the centre in October, when the building could be renamed as sPLASh Magic. If the trust cannot take over the building, it will be demolished at the end of the year.
Speaking about the closure, Clwyd South AM, Ken Skates said: “I’d like to thank everyone for coming and to the staff and volunteers who organised the afternoon. Understandably, there is a lot of sadness, but there’s also a huge amount of optimism and hope – we’ll be back.”
A video entitled ‘The Final Hour of Plas Madoc Leisure Centre’ has been uploaded onto YouTube by Wrexham History. The video can be found below.
We asked our Twitter followers what their memories of the leisure centre were. Comments ranged from the time spent at the roller discos (including us!) to various injuries people had acquired there in their youth. You can find just some of the response listed below:
@wrexham the hooter signalling the start of the waves
— Sarah Irving (@beastyboo) April 27, 2014
— Clare Harding (@couldbecalmer) April 27, 2014
@wrexham Used to be petrified of the deep end. Last time I went there, I could stand in the deep end with my head still above the water.
— Gareth Hill (@rokushakubo) April 27, 2014
— ✌️ Mol ✌️ (@molvalentino) April 27, 2014
@wrexham any idea what they doing with the crocodile?I'd love to have in in the back garden
— Bootlegger (@bootlegger1974) April 27, 2014
@wrexham splash dance was the best!!
— Charlotte Williams (@Charl_Ellis_W) April 27, 2014
@wrexham i used to love the annual indoor football tournament as a kid
— Jack Andrew (@jackaandrew) April 27, 2014
@wrexham power necking at the mega dance.
— Richard Phillips (@RichPhillips) April 27, 2014