Three excellent photos taken by Pippa Collins-Gould
Thanks to all the painting party participants today giving the lido some love – great to see you all!
And thanks for the lunch and tea Daryl – much appreciated!
Thanks to Sian for the pictures
London Fields Lido – Wednesday 16th January
A group of 8 people joined our visit to London Fields Lido:
Despite a late start & a slow journey owing to a cancelled train, cold showers at the pool and heavy rain later we all enjoyed the day – the pool was warm, steamy, & uncrowded.
Following our swim we enjoyed a late lunch together at the excellent El Ganso Tapas bar in Broadway Market then walked to Liverpool Street Station for the train back to Cambridge.
We are thinking of making these trips a monthly out of season event.
Are there any views on where we should visit next?
Please leave a message in the comments.
We will be taking the 10.04 train from Cambridge to Cheshunt on the Liverpool Street line and then changing to the local train for London Fields.
All welcome meet at the station.
More details of the BETTER lido are here
We are pleased to announce our first event of the New Year will be our:
Winter ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch
12.15 to 3.30pm
Saturday 5th January 2019
The Meeting Room – Hobbs Pavilion
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They joined 3 other members of the Cambridge swim team at the Olympic
pool ‘competing’ against Better teams (all over 60s are eligible) from
London and the Southeast.
Other Cambridge members competed in events in the Copper Box – events
such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Cycling and Dominoes.
A great day out with a coach (and T-Shirts) being provided by Better.
Perhaps next year more Friends of Jesus Green Lido will be able to join us?
A few regular swimmers have been talking about starting a Lido Bookclub for the winter months. If you’d be interested in joining us for some gentle book chat over a cuppa or a pint once a month between now and next Spring, email Becky@Beckyallen.org
With Jesus Green Pool closing for the season at 6.30pm on Sunday 23 Sept., Some of our regular swimmers are having an informal swim in the Ouse near Over. A map of the location is here
Sally Goble has done an excellent post on her Postcards From The Pool blog where she visits the outdoor pools at Woodhall Spa, Bourne, Peterborough, Jesus Green, Letchworth & Hitchin for a 1km swim in each on her return to London, This is what she says about Jesus Green Pool
“Cambridge is my next stop, to Jesus Green Lido. As I walk through the turnstiles, eager to swim, I notice a sign with a lot of rules: no petting, no smoking, no drinking, no photos, no changing on the poolside. Surely this is a place of enjoyment and relaxation? Unheated, narrow, and a spectacular 91m (100 yards) long, it’s like swimming down a long, blue, road — a thing that only happens in my dreams. I pause before I jump in to remind my brain that the water might be chillier than I’ve experienced today. It’s deliciously cool and welcome. A relief in fact. I set off for the other end of the pool, in the far distance, dodging leaves. I watch the world as I swim: lifeguards cleaning and painting and fooling about; a sauna; a few older men sunbathing, their backs pressed against the warm timber walls of the changing rooms; a woman reading a book. My 11 lengths done, I need to press on. As I pack up, a regular tells me breathelessly about her pool and her love for it, and we smile and talk about the delight of swimming knowing exactly how one another feels.”
The whole article is worth a read.