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Tynemouth Outdoor Pool Renovation

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:

Bring & Share Party 2017

Francis with his poster

Francis with his poster

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 🙂

Party food

Historic Tee Shirts

Historic Jesus Green Pool Tee shirt

Historic Jesus Green Pool Tee shirt

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.

Probably the best pool in the world

Probably the best pool in the world

Dunwich Trip – Provisionally Sunday 11th October

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.

2015 Season – First Information


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!

Late Season Opening Update 2

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.

Late Season Opening – Update


We have just heard that the triathlon event using the pool, scheduled for 28th Sept, has been cancelled.  This was a factor in keeping the pool open, albeit on reduced hours, until the 28th. Nothing on the Better (GLL) website yet but hearing from Friends may make the difference between a 14th or 28th closing date.  They have a contact form at:

or telephone:

01223 302 579

please make your views known.