1977 - Before the Dolphin was built.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_christie/6239724929/  RT's on the Ring Road, by St.Edwards School Romford. 1977

1977 - Before the Dolphin was built. http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_christie/6239724929/ RT's on the Ring Road, by St.Edwards School Romford. 1977

The Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park (see map), March 1999. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin02.htm

The Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park (see map), March 1999. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin02.htm

The construction of the Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park, April 1981. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin04.htm

The construction of the Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park, April 1981. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin04.htm

The site of the Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park, July 1980. To the right of the site is the former St. Edward's Primary school, and on the far side is Romford Baptist church. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin03.htm

The site of the Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park, July 1980. To the right of the site is the former St. Edward's Primary school, and on the far side is Romford Baptist church. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin03.htm

The car park to the north and east of the school would, in a few years, become the site of the Dolphin Centre, whilst the site of the school would later be occupied by the Liberty 2 shopping centre.    Looking at the rest of the view, beyond the car park is Romford Baptist church, and opposite that, on the far side of Main Road, is Coronation Gardens, with the war memorial standing in the centre.  http://www.romford.org/schools/st-edwards/st-edwards18.htm

The car park to the north and east of the school would, in a few years, become the site of the Dolphin Centre, whilst the site of the school would later be occupied by the Liberty 2 shopping centre. Looking at the rest of the view, beyond the car park is Romford Baptist church, and opposite that, on the far side of Main Road, is Coronation Gardens, with the war memorial standing in the centre. http://www.romford.org/schools/st-edwards/st-edwards18.htm

The Dolphin Centre, viewed from the corner of Market Place and Mercury Gardens (see map), January 2000. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin05.htm

The Dolphin Centre, viewed from the corner of Market Place and Mercury Gardens (see map), January 2000. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin05.htm

The entrance to the Dolphin Centre car park, Dolphin Approach, August 2001.

The entrance to the Dolphin Centre car park, Dolphin Approach, August

The interior of the infamous Dolphin Centre roof exposed during demolition, 30 July 2004.  http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin11.htm

The interior of the infamous Dolphin Centre roof exposed during demolition, 30 July 2004. http://www.romford.org/sports/swimming/dolphin/dolphin11.htm

The Dolphin Centre without the apex of its distinctive pyramidal roof, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park (see map), 2 August 2004.

The Dolphin Centre without the apex of its distinctive pyramidal roof, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park (see map), 2 August

The Mall - Romford  02 Jan 2003  Application to develop ‘Dolphin’ site as retail and residential hotspot  http://www.propertymall.com/press/article/10043

The Mall - Romford 02 Jan 2003 Application to develop ‘Dolphin’ site as retail and residential hotspot http://www.propertymall.com/press/article/10043

The distinctive pyramid roof of the Dolphin leisure centre, viewed from Ludwigshafen Place (see map), November 2002.

The distinctive pyramid roof of the Dolphin leisure centre, viewed from Ludwigshafen Place (see map), November

Liberty 2 (built late '80s) and the new Mall in place of the Dolphin

Liberty 2 (built late and the new Mall in place of the Dolphin

Removal of the Dolphin Centre roof begins, 29 July 2004

Removal of the Dolphin Centre roof begins, 29 July 2004

The beginning of the end for the Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park (see map), 27 July 2004.

The beginning of the end for the Dolphin Centre, viewed from the Mercury Gardens car park (see map), 27 July

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