History markers

Where would much-enjoyed amenities like the Kennet and Avon Canal be without its army of volunteers.

The new surface on the towpath into Bath.

People who keep this restored and much appreciated relic from the country’s industrial past up and running as a leisure facility.

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Volunteers erecting one of the posts that will hold the information board in position.

The canal is in the care of the Canal and River Trust and your Director caught up with some of those volunteers busy erecting information boards along the length of the recently resurfaced towpath leading out of Bath and into beautiful countryside.

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It’s a highly visual way of giving easy to read information on the nearby Cleveland Pools.

One of the boards marks the path that leads off – across the main Bristol to London railway line – towards the Cleveland Pools.

This is what remains of an original Georgian lido and an historic structure it is hoped will soon be restored and re-opened to the public as an open-air swimming pool.

A closer look at the Cleveland Pools board.

It’s good to see the board now doing its bit to both mark the lido’s presence but also tell people of the positive plans the Cleveland Pools Trust – and its own army of volunteers – have for its future.