The Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend Richard Jones gave a dedication prayer in English and Welsh and then Princess Margaret declared the Centre open. She was presented with a posy of pink rosebuds by the Mayor’r grandaughter, Emma.
Accompanied by the Mayor, Councillor R. G. Williams, Princess Margaret was shown the centre built to accommodate as wide a variety of sports as possible, including archery, badminton, bowls, boxing, cricket, fencing, five-a-side football, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, judo, karate, kendo, lacrosse, lawn tennis, netball, table tennis, trampolining, tug of war, volleyball, wrestling and roller skating along with a swimming pool, lounge and snack bar and facilities to accommodate conferences and meetings.
Despite fierce opposition from some councillors, the decision to build the Leisure Centre had been made in July 1978. The £1.8 million centre was designed and built by Norwest Holst Ltd, beginning early in 1980 and completed on April 16th, 1981.
A new £140,000 “state of the art” fitness suite was added in 1993. The pool was redesigned and re-opened on July 18th, 1996. The main pool is 25 metres long and includes a slide, several water features and a teaching pool area for those who are learning to swim.
For information about Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre today click here.
This trail is part of the Age Friendly Communities Project which is part funded by the European Regional Development fund through the Ireland and Wales Interregional Programme 2007 – 2013.