Individual membership scheme launched by HPB

Today (Wednesday 11 March) Historic Pools of Britain (HPB) is launching a new individual membership scheme for those with a passion for supporting the nation’s historic pools.

As well as enjoying member benefits, individuals will be helping to support the vision of Historic Pools of Britain, which wants to develop further the support that it can give to historic pools and lidos across the country.

Annual membership is £48. This includes a HPB pin badge and an invitation to attend two Historic Pools of Britain events each year, which take place at different member pools across the UK. The events give members the chance to find out more about the fascinating story of each pool, as well as featuring guest speakers who give an insight into a specific area of historic pools and their history.

Members will also receive exclusive vouchers featuring free swims, discounts and tours from HPB member pools and lidos including Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa, Peterborough Lido, Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Centre, Victoria Baths, Brockwell Lido, Hinksey Pool, Park Road Lido and Newcastle City Pool.

Photographer, swimmer and lido volunteer, Amanda Harwood, says, “Many of the pools that I used to swim in are now sadly closed, and I am passionate about supporting those that remain, or those that communities are trying to save. Becoming a member of Historic Pools of Britain gives me a chance to demonstrate my support for historic pools as well as take part in the fantastic events programme it puts on.”

With HPB as a leading player, the nation has been celebrating a revival of historic pools and lidos in recent years for the role they play in the well-being and health of communities, as well as for their architectural significance as national treasures.

Gill Wright, Founder of HPB, says, “Since Historic Pools launched in 2015, we’ve had a lot of interest from individuals who share our vision. The support of more members can only make the voice of Historic Pools of Britain even louder”

To become a Historic Pools of Britain member visit: