Historic Pools of Britain celebrates 5 year anniversary

30th September 2020 marks five years since the launch of Historic Pools of Britain (HPB). What began as a vision has turned into a fully-fledged organisation, with both pools and individuals as members, and a vital national voice. Collaboration and collective passion have become watch words for Historic Pools of Britain and all those who support it.

The central driving force has been founder Gill Wright, who says,

“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved over the last five years and the difference that having an organisation like Historic Pools of Britain is having.  We now have a clearer national picture of historic indoor and outdoor pools, with many of the teams behind them working and sharing expertise and insight which in itself is a real step forward. What has struck me in this time is just how loved historic pools are within their local areas, with community groups often behind the campaigns to save pools that have closed, and the breadth of the role that they play in bringing people together, generating community spirit and promoting wellbeing.  We are passionate about continuing to grow the influence and work of Historic Pools of Britain, with exciting plans for the future of the organisation and what it can accomplish.”

Launch of Historic Pools of Britain, 30 September 2015