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Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition

Because a birthday isn’t a birthday without cake, we’re holding a
very special cake competition – with some sensational prizes – to
celebrate Jesus Green Lido’s 100th birthday on Monday 28 August
Calling all bakers! It’s time to swap your cossie and goggles for an
apron and wooden spoon and create a lido-themed cake for the
Jesus Green Lido centenary cake competition.
The cake can be any size, shape or flavour, but it must be
decorated to reflect your love for the lido.
Open to bakers of all ages and swimming styles, the competition
will be judged by the Mayor of Cambridge, Jenny Gawthrope Wood.
Prizes include vouchers from Better worth £100 (first prize), £50
(runner-up) plus a special junior prize for under-16 bakers.
Photos of the winning cakes and their bakers will be featured on the
new Friends of Jesus Green Lido website.

You must bring your cake to Jesus Green Lido by 1.30 pm on
Monday 28 August 2023. Cakes will be judged by the Mayor at
2 pm, after which everyone can sample the cakes. Please label
your cake with your name and list all ingredients.
We have a whole day of centenary celebrations planned, from
inflatables and pool-side games to music and Jesus Green Lido’s
very own Synchro swimmers.

Jesus Green Lido centenary programme

Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023

7 am – 11 am Swim for Fitness (last entry 10.30 am for 30 min swim)
11 am – 12 pm – Pool closed for inflatable set up
12 pm – 4 pm Family Fun Session with large inflatable* (last entry
3.00 pm for 60 min swim) and poolside games (including Giant
Jenga, badminton and more)
12pm BBQ + Friends of Jesus Green Lido bring and share lunch
2.00pm Mayor’s birthday greetings and cake judging plus synchro
4 pm – 5 pm – Pool closed to take down the inflatable
5 pm-7 pm Swim for Fitness (last entry time 6.30 pm for 30 mins
* The inflatable is for children aged 8 years and above. Children will
need to be – or have been – swim tested to ensure they can swim

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Jesus Green Litter Picking

I have organised a litter pick around the lido/Jesus Green Area.

 Please share with anyone you think might be interested in joining us. Ed will have spare kit with him.


Friday 26 May

Litter Pick


Jesus Green (meeting by the lido)



Ed  M 07815746114 for more info


Spring Trip to Hathersage Pool: Bookings and Meeting Place

We will make our own way to Hathersage Pool, and meet at 1 pm in the cafe at Hathersage Pool to swim at 2 pm.

The pool would like us to book our swimming slots individually rather than as a group so we need to book via their website. It’s easy and you don’t need an app! Tickets go on sale each Friday at 7 am for the sessions in the following week so you can book on from Friday 24 March.

If you don’t fancy the YHA hostel there are a couple of bed and breakfast options in the village.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Spring trip to Hathersage pool

Please join us for a Spring trip to Hathersage pool in the Peak District on Saturday 1st April, returning on Sunday 2nd April.

We will swim at Hathersage Swimming Pool on Saturday, and then we have the choice of either Hathersage on Sunday or the geothermally heated New Bath Hotel Pool in Matlock. There’s an indoor cafe at Hathersage pool for any non-swimmers to keep warm in while we swim.

We’ll stay overnight in YHA Hathersage (costs £15 each, based on 6 sharing a private room). The dorms aren’t public and can be shared with up to 6 of our group. There are currently 3 more rooms available, to sleep a maximum of 18 people.

Practically, this means sorting ourselves into groups of six and then booking a room. The hostel recommends booking very soon as this was one of the last Saturdays that’s not booked up. There may be other accommodations in the village too.

It’s would take a long time by train, so we’ll need to work out lifts.

Approximate itinerary:

Saturday – Drive up in the morning, (2 hours 45 minutes) swim at Hathersage Lido, lunch, a walk nearby for anyone who wants to – it’s close to Stanage Edge and lots of lovely tors.

Sunday – Swim at either Hathersage or New Bath Hotel Pool in Matlock, lunch, and potentially another walk and then drive back returning early evening.

Timings, and more information on booking our swims at the lido coming soon.


Winter Celebration at the Lido

Winter Celebration
Sunday 15th January 2023
11.00 – 13.00 @ the Lido

After a particularly successful and busy year at the pool, please join us for another chance to meet and socialise. Many of you will have enjoyed our previous winter gatherings, over the past 25 years, at friends’ homes & Hobbs Pavilion but now that the Lido is open year-round, once again this year we’ve decided that it’s appropriate to meet at the Lido.

Better have agreed to extend this Sunday’s opening time by an hour until 13.00 (the pool opens at 07.00), the café will be open but bring along food and drink to share – we hope to have a gazebo in case of rain. So come along, have a swim (before 11.00) Join us there!

Committee of the Friends of Jesus Green Lido:


Urgent! Vote for Jesus Green in The World Cup Finals

Jesus Green has made it to the finals in The World Cup of Pools. You can vote on Twitter or Instagram (click the circular logo when on Instagram) but you have to do it right now! certainly before 7 pm Friday. You can vote either on Twitter or Instagram


Jesus Green Pool 2023 Centenary Calendar: Call for Photos

We’re making a photo calendar as part of the centenary celebrations, and we’d like your help!

Do you have any pictures you’ve taken of the pool that you’re particularly proud of? Icy shots from the winter months and swimmers in the snow, underwater shots, seasonal photos, and not forgetting those roasting summer months… The choice is yours!

Please send them to by Friday 29 October, including which month you’d prefer the photo to be for. The photos must be taken at or of Jesus Green Pool but don’t need to have been taken in the last year. You can submit as many photos as you like.

If anyone’s face is clearly visible in your photo(s), please check with them that they’re happy for you to send it in.

Technical requirements for photos:
.jpg or .heic format.
At least 3-4MB at 300 dpi.
Maximum file size 15MB.
sRGB profile is recommended, but CYMK files are accepted
If you’re not sure about the size or quality, send it in just in case.

We’re looking forward to seeing your photos!