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Historic Pools of Britain launches new website

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Historic Pools of Britain has launched its first website, which presents a picture of some of the UK’s most historically important swimming pools.

Historic Pools of Britain was established in 2015 to give representation to historic indoor and outdoor pools; these include listed pools, one that features on the World Monument Fund list and many that have faced a struggle for survival. The organisation gives them a shared voice and the opportunity to showcase their stories with twenty-three member pools from as far afield asthe beautiful Victorian Western Baths Club in Glasgow to the Art Deco splendor of Saltdean Lido in Brighton.

With a significant number of aquatic gems already lost, Historic Pools of Britain aims to ensure that those which remain are given the opportunity to flourish. Members are at different stages of operation, from those that are open and fully functioning to those that have active fundraising campaigns behind them.  The ultimate goal is to restore each pool to its former glory, allowing them to be enjoyed by generations to come.

A passion for historic pools

Gill Wright, Founder and Spokesperson for Historic Pools of Britain, said: “The launch of our website is testament to the fantastic achievements we have made during the past two years in connecting groups and organisations across the country. The website is a visual representation of this work and signifies the great progress that has been made. 

"The enormous warmth with which the organisation has been met also gives an indication of the passion that people have for historic pools.  We hope to work with more pools, knowing that by joining together we can make a real difference to this vital part of communities across the country and our collective heritage.”

Visit the website.

(image of Cleveland Pools copyright Tony McNicol)

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