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Playing a vital preservation role, The Historic Pools Of Britain celebrates its fifth birthday… Taking on an impassioned role as guardians of what we, as a nation, must treasure, The Historic Pools of Britain, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Providing a collective and collaborative national voice for historic baths and lidos, what began as a […]

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Historic Pools of Britain member Brockwell Lido in London experienced its busiest summer season on record in 2016.

Successful First Year For Historic Pools

Historic Pools of Britain celebrated its first full year in 2016, and what a year it was for the organisation that gives a voice to many of the country’s forgotten pools. Made up of 15 member pools, Historic Pools of Britain recognises the significant role that historic pools play in our communities and the contribution […]

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Glenogle pool

Glory Days

A reflection of Britain’s golden age of swimming, historic swimming pools offer us a unique glimpse into our nation’s sporting history, when swimming was the ultimate pastime. Today a high proportion of the country’s ‘forgotten’ baths are in a fragile state. The boom in public swimming took off in the early 1900’s and by the […]

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Historic Pools Of Britain’s Inaugural Event

Representatives from 30 pools across the UK gathered at Lido Bristol in April for the inaugural Historic Pools of Britain event. The event celebrated the successful restoration and re-opening of Lido Bristol as a stylish outdoor swimming destination and business model. The headline speaker was Bristol Restauranteur, Arne Ringner who purchased the site following a […]

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The Western Baths Club -Swimmingpool

National Campaign Gains Momentum

Historic Pools of Britain, the association launched in September to support the nation’s heritage swimming baths and lidos, is going from strength to strength, having recently signed up its 10th member pool. Bramley Baths in Leeds is the latest water leisure venue to become part of the association, and joins nine other heritage pools across […]

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Aqua Warehouse (3)

Feel Good Factor

There were celebrations all round at the annual UK Pool & Spa Awards as over 100 Gold Standard awards and 40 Silver Standard awards were presented to some of the industry’s leading water leisure companies. Showcasing the very best examples of pool and spa design and construction from across the country, the awards celebrated the […]

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Historic Pools of Britain aims to protect historic buildings like
the Victoria Baths in Manchester.

New National Voice For Historic Pools

Historic Pools Of Britain, a new national organisation representing the interests of Britain’s historic swimming pools and lidos, was launched in London last month. Established to celebrate Britain’s swimming heritage and to put the spotlight on its contribution to the nation’s social and architectural history, the new national organisation will also seek to highlight the […]

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