Jesus Green Pool is one of the few survivors of the lidos built in the UK during the 1920s. Tynemouth Outdoor Pool – like many others – fell into disuse in the 1990s. Today it’s a sad and crumbling rockpool. Now, a charity is raising funds to see it renovated. They’ve launched a community shares offer and so far attracted pledges of more than £300,000. You can help ensure that Tynemouth gets the kind of pool that makes us all love our summers in Cambridge! You can register your interest, find out more, or just spread the word here:
Today’s Bring & Share Lunch party was a big success in The Hobbs Pavilion with over 40 attendees, plenty of food and mulled wine.
Many thanks to Francis & Richard for organising this years event.
We now have 4 months and 5 days for the 2017 pool opening 🙂
Swim the Cam, CSF’s exciting new challenge aimed at raising money for the Food Hub Project, The event takes place on Saturday 23rd July, starting at 11am.
The swim is 3.8 km from Byron’s Pool in Grantchester to Sheep’s Green in Newnham, Cambridge. Experienced swimmers are asked to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. CSF also needs stewards and other volunteers on the day. There will be a party at the finishing line from 12 noon, with refreshments from the foodPark collective.
Taken from the Cambridge Sustainable Food website,
Friends of Jesus Green Pool
Winter ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch
12.15 to 3pm
Saturday 9th January 2016
The Meeting Room – Hobbs Pavilion
Colin, one of our long time members came to the pool yesterday in this historic tee shirt. Date of issue unknown! If you have other examples please send a picture!
Below is another Tee shirt, on a Carlsberg theme, designed by another long term member Francis’s son.
Traditionally the Friends of Jesus Green Pool have made an end of season trip to Dunwich for a sea swim, fish and chips and a beach walk. This is usually on the second Sunday of October – Oct. 11th this year.
Date and details to be confirmed – look out for posters at the pool. An email will be sent for those on the list – you can sign up for the list in the panel to the right of this message.
Better have announced the 2015 opening times:
These seem to be similar to last year with three early days – Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The pool will close on 20th September.
Latest news is that the 2015 season will open for public swimming on Saturday 9th May.
However as last year, GLL (Better) plan to open the pool on the evening of Friday 8th May to host a quick pre-season dip to which Friends of Jesus Green Pool are invited.
More details will be posted and dates and times confirmed as soon as we have them.
Less than 2 months to go!
Our annual ‘bring and share’ winter lunch party will be on Saturday 10th January at 12.15 until 3pm. We have booked the Parish Centre at Little St Mary’s again this year. Details to follow.
Following the cancellation of the triathlon the pool will now close on Friday 19th September with reduced opening hours from Monday 15th. Please check the Better website for details:
The usual informal end of season bring and share picnic will be from 2pm on Sunday 14th Sept (last Sunday of the season) at the pool.