Tynemouth Outdoor Swimming Pool


Tynemouth Outdoor pool, 1939

"Tynemouth outdoor swimming pool was first opened on 30th May 1925 and was once one of the area’s favourite and most prestigious attractions. It was automatically filled by the incoming tide and was for many years a popular venue for local families and holidaymakers." (Charlie Steel, 2013)

In 1991 the pool was decommissioned as a result of declining usage and increasing maintenance and staffing costs. In 1996, in an attempt to re-use the pool and integrate it more into its natural surroundings, rocks and boulders were put into the pool to try and create an artificial 'rock pool'. (North Tyneside Council). However, the anticipated marine life never flourished and many residents feel the modifications failed to integrate into the surroundings, and funds are being raised to restore the pool. (Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool

 
New bathing pool opened by the mayor, followed by fine aquatic gala. 1925, British Pathe

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Tynemouth Open Air Pool

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011442:Tynemouth C. 1939

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Tynemouth - Long sands forty years ago

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Tynemouth Beach Pool 1

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Tynemouth Sea Pool

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The Pool Pt2

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The Old Swimming Pool

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Back Beside the Seaside

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Tynemouth Swimming Pool

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Tynemouth Beach swimming pool uk 1967 updated

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Rock pool

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Tynemouth beach swimming pool converted to a rockpool UK

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Tynemouth beach swimming pool

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Miss Tyne Tees TV July 1971 beauty queen tynemouth at swimming beach pool

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Tynemouth 1926 Bathing Pool & Granny

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31b Wreck Cullercoats Storm Bathing Pool Tynemouth 1927

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New Bathing Pool (1925)

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Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool
- "The Friends originally formed as a community group in August 2012 in response to new plans announced by North Tyneside Council to fully concrete over the existing pool site and ...

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Local History: Tynemouth Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Article by local historian Charlie Steel (2013) in http://roundaboutpublications.co.uk

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062350:Tynemouth Open Air Pool c.1990s

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Long Sands

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Rockpool

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Beauty Queens Tynemouth 1971

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Tyne and Wear HER(9312): Tynemouth, Long Sands, Lido
- "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 ...

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Tynemouth Pool revamp: Digging begins at derelict site
- BBC News Website 24 April 2016. "...Campaign group the Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool is carrying out a survey to find out what the pool tank was filled with when ...

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Tor608, Torday's Tyneside

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A disused Lido at Long Sands beach

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Former open-air swimming pool, Tynemouth

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Once an Open Air Swimming Pool

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Seawater pool, Tynemouth

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Sea water Pool

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Waves breaking over the old Lido, Longsands Beach

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Swimming and Diving
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POOL

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