Congratulations​ to Cleveland Pool

Peterborough  Lido Friends would like to add our  Congratulations to Cleveland Pools.

Cleveland Pools located in Hampton Row, Bath, Somerset, England is a semi-circular lido built to designs by John Pinch the elder in 1815. It is believed to be the oldest public outdoor swimming pool in England. It is a Grade II listed building.

Notification from Historic Pools of Britain.

Cleveland Pools celebrates HLF success

We are joining in the celebrations for Cleveland Pools Trust, which has today (19 December) welcomed the news that it has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £4.7 million which will secure the future of this historic site.

The grant will enable the restoration of Cleveland Pools in Bath, which were built between 1815 and 1817 making them the oldest outdoor swimming pool in the UK. The scheme will cost £5.7 million, with the Cleveland Pools Trust having already raised £800k.

Chair of the Cleveland Pools Trust, Paul Simons, says, “After 14 years’ hard work the Trust’s efforts have finally succeeded in guaranteeing the future of this unique place and community asset. The Trust is most grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for its support and belief in the scheme. Our thanks also go to the many hundreds of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to get us to this point, and the thousands of others who have expressed their support for the scheme over the years.”

Gill Wright of Historic Pools of Britain says, “This is absolutely wonderful news; we know how much hard work, dedication and passion has gone into this project by Cleveland Pools Trust and all those who have supported the campaign to save Cleveland Pools.  This Georgian lido is of huge national and international significance, so we are delighted that through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s grant it will be restored so that it can once again welcome swimmers and take its place in the community.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *