Lively week-end at the lido!

The towpath poster showing a way into the Cleveland Pools.
The towpath poster showing a way into the Cleveland Pools. Click on all images to enlarge.

Look what l spotted while l was cycling home from Bath city centre – along the towpath beside the Kennet and Avon Canal.

It’s a sign that has been erected by the trustees of Cleveland Pools to show visitors a quick way across the railway line and up Hampton Row to the entrance to this wonder surviving Georgian lido.

'Captain Evans' will be on hand to talk about his remarkable feats!
‘Captain Evans’ will be on hand to talk about his remarkable feats!

If you come up onto the Kennet and Avon Canal via Grosvenor Bridge – and the little path that leads up the side of the canal bank – you will quickly come across it.

The reason the sign has been erected is that these hidden-away pools are going to be accessible during the up-coming Heritage Open Days week-end.

Meet the trustees and learn more about the fascinating history of the pools.
Meet the trustees and learn more about the fascinating history of the pools.

Cleveland Pools are actually open from tomorrow – Friday, September 12th and on Sat and Sun (13th-14th) from 2pm til 5pm only.

Don’t forget supporters are still jubilant from the news that the Heritage Lottery Fund is going to back their efforts to restore this amazing little gem! Weighty financial support but still lots of money to be raised within the community.

Former Bath swimming instructor John Dagger
Former Bath swimming instructor John Dagger

It’s hoped lots of people who may have swum there in the past might share their memories with supporters who will be on duty to welcome you.

The Mayor of Bath, Cllr Cherry Beath will also be visiting tomorrow – Friday, September 12th – at 3pm.

You will get a chance to meet legendary Bath swimming instructor John Dagger who well remembers when people enjoyed open air swimming here beside the River Avon.

You can find more details  at http://clevelandpools.org.uk/en/left/upcoming-events/ and they’ve also now got a link to their Green Travel Plan up on the Information page, which shows people coming what the bus routes are etc.