Woodup Pool

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Coordinates: 51°45′32″N 0°50′58″E / 51.758942°N 0.849423°E / 51.758942; 0.849423

May 2009, Woodup Pool

Woodup Pool in Tollesbury, Essex (also known as Woodrolfe Pool) is a salt-water pond or lake used as an open-air swimming pool or lido.[1]


The pool was opened in 1907 by Lady de Crespigny. In 1925 the pool was bought by Tollesbury Parish Council for £250.

In 1934 Alexander Eaton drowned in the pool while on holiday with his fiancée.[2]


This is a free public swimming lake next to Woodrolfe Park flats and Woodrolfe Creek. There are no lifeguards.[3]

The lido is managed by the Woodup Pool Committee, Tollesbury Parish Council.[4]


  1. ^ Emily Dugan (December 28, 2008). "Come on in, the water's freezing; Increasing numbers of hardy - or foolhardy - swimmers are heading outdoors and taking the plunge into icy seas, rivers and lakes over the holidays". The Independent on Sunday. 
  2. ^ "Bathing Accidents". The Times. Aug 7, 1934. p. 7. 
  3. ^ Parish Council information on the pool
  4. ^ Index of committees at Tollesbury Parish Council

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