Bridlington Leisure World - this is how it used to look

Bridlington's new £25million leisure centre has been one of the town's biggest success stories in recent years - but do you remember the old building?

By The Newsroom
Monday, 7th January 2019, 10:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 12:40 pm
The old entrance
The old entrance

We've found these photographs in the Free Press archives which show how things used to be before the massive redevelopment.

This was the view of the old building you used to get of Leisure World as you walked along the Promenade. But the glass panels were often covered in bird muck.
The old slides were not as high or as fast as the ones in the new centre.

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The old cafe did not have the range of food, or the lovely views of the bay, that the replacement does.
It's definitely not as well equipped or as spacious as the facilities in the new East Riding Leisure Bridlington building.
This shows how the new East Riding Leisure Bridlington was planned to look when the first designs were revealed to the public.
The old centre was decorated with pieces of graffiti art from national competitions held in Bridlington in the 1980s.
Does this bring back memories? The swimming pools and the wave pool at the old Leisure World. And remember the underground changing rooms?
The bulldozers moved in and knocked down the old building, which included the 3Bs Theatre. The new leisure centre was built on the same site.
This was the old entrance to the building on the seafront.
The shell of the new building was taking shape by the spring of 2015.
Work to create the new swimming pool and the Splash Zone area. But do you miss the old wave pool?
Manager Adam Mainprize at the site while building work was going on in 2015.