CLEVELAND POOLS TRUST UPDATE MARCH 2018 - FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE BATHWICK ESTATE
Please see the attached file
The Cleveland Pools Trust were so saddened to hear of the death of their architect Peter Carey recently. Notice is online in The Times.
Along with fellow architect David Barnes, both from the Bath-based 'Donald Insall Associates', Peter was instrumental in creating and honing the proposed plans for the Cleveland Pools. He took great care to learn as much as he could about the site and its former uses and structural configurations to gain a better understanding of how it will work in the future.
Chairman Paul Simons says: "Peter had been the lead architect for the acclaimed Pools design and his death is a bitter blow for all who knew and respected him". Honorary President Ann Dunlop says: "I had a great regard for him and his research". Paul also worked with Peter on the conservation of the 5 listed buildings at Thermae Bath Spa.
Many heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends.
JOHN DAGGER WEDS
Bath's legendary swimming superintendent and former Cleveland Pools swimming instructor, John Dagger, has married his longstanding partner Jenny Godwin.
John and Jenny have known each other for over forty years and are a big part of our Cleveland Pools history.
John taught swimming for many years at the Cleveland Pools before running the site as a Trout Farm with Jenny in the 80s and 90s due to the new Sports and Leisure Centre opening in 1975. John was employed as the superintendent of the new indoor pool and Jenny was the receptionist, which is how they first met.
Sunday 22 April 2018 - Heritage Open Day
Thanks to all helpers and supporters who came along on. Not only was the weather kind but we met lots of new families whose children took part in our 'Captain Evans' Hat throwing and Hat design/colouring competitions. We had 54 Hats to judge which was not easy - they were all so good!
Bathwick local Archie Miller came dressed as Captain Evans for the Sydney Gardens event in the afternoon to help capture the imagination of our young visitors. He played the part brilliantly!
Overall we took nearly £250 in merchandise sales and donations, 81 people filled in our postcard survey (99% with positive comments), and 23 people joined the tours to the Pools.
Thank you to Savills Bath who are sponsoring our marketing again this year and for donating the prizes and games materials.
24 JANUARY 2018 - SOCIAL EVENING
Our latest evening to thank volunteers for the help they give in keeping the Pools maintained and in good condition while we continue to look to bring them back into use.
Our new chair, Paul Simons (kneeling, front, 2nd left) gave a short update on progress following a recent meeting with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and on a meeting to be held the following day with the site owners, Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES).
To ensure a clear and consistent message, any further announcement on the way ahead will await agreement by CPT, HLF and B&NES.
If you would like to consider becoming a volunteer, please see our dedicated webpage.