Fingers crossed now at the pools-side!

It’s fingers crossed now folks for members and supporters of The Cleveland Pools Trust as their detailed application for financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund has finally been officially posted.

The Cleveland Pools
The Cleveland Pools
The detailed submission for HLF laid out in full!
Part of the detailed submission for HLF laid out

A meeting room had to be commandeered at the last-minute to find adequate space to assemble and collate all the paperwork for the submission.

A positive outcome to their ‘Business Plan’  would greatly help efforts to restore and re-open the last remaining Georgian open-air lido in the country – which lies here by the River Avon in Bath.

The Trust wants to acknowledge the huge effort put into the Business Plan by trustee Linda Watts – with help from Ina Harris and Ainslie Ensom.

All the final formatting was done by Roger Houghton and photo-sheets by Sally Helvey.

Find out more about the bid on the Trust’s own website

Also a reminder about World Heritage Day – which is mentioned elsewhere on the Virtual Museum of Bath website – and will feature lots of special activities in Sydney Gardens on Sunday, April 13th.

Groups including the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, the Friends of Sydney Gardens, the Cleveland Pools Trust and Bath Preservation Trust will be on hand to tell visitors more about the fascinating history of Sydney Gardens and the exciting plans each organisation has for the future.

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