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The Blue Pool in 1960

The Blue Pool in 1960

The Blue Pool in 1960

This photo from July 1960 shows the Blue Pool near Wareham. Blue Pool is a man-made pool that started life early in the 17th century as a chalk pit. Purbeck ball clay was dug from the pit from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century.

The ball clay was used to make fine ceramic products, such as smoking pipes, plates, cups and teapots.

More information about Blue Pool can be viewed at virtual-swanage.co.uk/things-to-do/local-attractions/blue-pool

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Image Ref: VS 2385

Year: 1960

Copyright: Unknown

Photographer: Unknown

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