Jubilee Park Swimming Pool

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Jubilee Park
Coordinates: 53°09′20″N 0°13′19″W / 53.155442°N 0.221964°W / 53.155442; -0.221964
Address Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa
Postcode LN10 6QH
Owner East Lindsey District Council
Length 33 metres (108 ft)
Width 13 metres (43 ft)
Website Official website

Jubilee Park Swimming Pool, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England is an open air heated lido.

History[edit]

The park was created by Sir Archibald and Lady Weigall to commemorate the jubilee of King George V in 1935.[1][2] It was given to the National Fitness Association in 1938.[3]

In 2008, the Friends of Jubilee Park secured a grant of £1.5 million to refurbish the Park including re-lining of the pool.[4]

Description[edit]

The pool measures 33.3 m x 12.5 m.[1]

The heated outdoor swimming pool is open during the summer months. Other amenities within the park include a camping and caravanning site, children's playground, picnic area, bowling green, croquet lawn, cricket field, putting course, tennis courts, a cafe and cycle hire. In December 2010 East Lindsey Council sold Jubilee Park, and the lido, to the Woodhall Spa residents for one pound.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Janet (2006), Liquid assets: the lidos and open air swimming pools of Britain, English Heritage, p. 183, ISBN 978-0-9547445-0-2 
  2. ^ "A Jubilee Park". The Times. 29 April 1935. p. 11. "Lady Weigall has laid out a well-equipped park with open-air swimming pool and lawn tennis courts, and in the centre is to be the new baths house." 
  3. ^ "News in Brief". The Times. 2 December 1938. p. 11. "Sir Archibald and Lady Weigall have offered to hand over to the National Fitness Association the Jubilee park swimming pool and cricket ground at Woodhall Spa." 
  4. ^ "Recreation park gets £1.5m revamp". BBC News. 13 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Jubilee Park Sold". Horncastle News. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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