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Swimming

Tynemouth Pool

55.022876, -1.421598

Tynemouth, North Tyneside

Opened:

1925

Closed:

1996

Disused

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

24 Jun 2022

HER Description

Interwar lido style open air pool. Much neglected. Opened 30 May 1925 arising from a campaign since the turn of the century following the annual loss of life amongst Victorian and Edwardian trippers unused to the cold and currents of the North Sea. Originally there were no dressing rooms or facilities. The pavilion was opened on 2 July 1927. Users entered through a turnstile. In 1996 the pool was filled in to create a rock pool but is largely disused.

NEHL - There are campaigns to reopen the pool, having received backing from local figures. See @TynemouthPool on Twitter

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1953

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Tynemouth Lido, 1939. Source: Newcastle Libraries

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

The pool was converted into a rock pool in 1996 but has lacked any real investment since then. Source: Pat Thomson, Geograph, Creative Commons

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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