Sad news to share

We are writing with some very sad news. It is with very heavy hearts that we must share the news of the sudden and unexpected death of Mike Kirkman, one of the trustees of Historic Pools of Britain.

Only a few weeks ago Mike was showing everyone attending our autumn event around Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre and the pool that was home to him up until his retirement a couple of months ago. As someone who spent his life running some of the country’s flagship swimming pools his knowledge was extraordinary and his passion for historic pools truly inspiring.

From the very beginning he has been instrumental in the founding and establishment of Historic Pools of Britain. A true champion of the cause, he had planned a retirement full of historic pools endeavours and his other great love, cricket.

We will all miss him incredibly as a friend and colleague.