Thanks to everyone who supported and purchased a copy of the Troon Outdoor Swimming Pool book. All 500 copies were quickly sold out in under two weeks and the proceeds from the sale, £5,841.57, were donated to Troon RNLI Lifeboat station by Lynda Hardman.
Talking about the book Lynda, who assisted in the publication of the book alongside Alan Baird at Copy Stop, said, ‘What started as a conversation reminiscing about days spent at the pool, lead to a small group of people taking on a project to collate a personal history of Troon outdoor swimming pool, through stories, family archives and photos.
‘It was written not only as a celebration but also to preserve the memories of what all the contributors were fortunate enough to experience.’
Troon Lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar and Station Mechanic Evan Gallacher accepted the donation with thanks on behalf of the RNLI in Troon and were gifted a copy of the book to be enjoyed by the lifeboat crew at the station.
Joe Millar said, ‘Thanks to everyone who bought a copy of the Troon Outdoor Swimming Pool book and thanks also to those involved with the books successful publication for choosing her RNLI as recipient of the proceeds.’
At this time, there are no plans for another print run, however there are several copies available to borrow from Troon Library and the original file is available to look at in the Old Troon Facebook group.
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