Tynemouth Pool

Tynemouth Outdoor Pool fund received £25,000 from Northumberian Water

The grant is part of £300,000 given by Northumbrian Water across the North East to support comunity, environmental and heritage projects. The mony which has been released from legacy Landfill Tax funds has gone to 11 projects around the reagon.

Tynemouth Outdoor Pool campaigners win £50,000 from Government fund to help restore site

The Friends of Tynemouth Pool have been awarded the cash through the national Coastal Revival Fund

A major project to restore a derelict outdoor pool has been given a vital cash boost through a Government coastal initiative.

The Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool, which is spearheading the redevelopment of the rundown lido in North Tyneside, has been awarded £50,000 from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund.

The national fund was set up to distribute £3m among schemes across the country in an effort to revive coastal areas and create opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

The scheme was oversubscribed by three times, with more than 200 bids being received for a variety of projects.

However the Tynemouth group managed to win the maximum £50,000 share by demonstrating that their plan was of major significance and was achievable.

artist's impression of the Outdoor Pool

Outdoor swimming pool in May 1966

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Outdoor Pool Plans

Tynemouth Outdoor Pool

To keep up with how plans for Tynemouth Outdoor Pool are progressing go to the Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool Face-book page Tynemouth has always had a strong swimming tradition.

Below is a swimming competition held at the Haven in 1901, filmed by the pioneers of commercial documentary film making, Mitchell and Kenyon, whose slogan was "Local films for local people".

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