Hathersage Pool has been attracting swimmers to the Peak District village since 1936 – and now a big celebration is taking place on Sunday to mark its place at the heart of the rural community.
The pool is one of the few open air lidos left in the country, and offers visitors the chance to take a dip in heated waters surrounded by picturesque scenery.
Originally set up thanks to a donation from Sheffield factory owner and philanthropist George Lawrence, the pool is run by the local parish council and funded by grants, donations and ticket sales. An afternoon packed with activities is taking place at the pool on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm – and organisers are attempting to recreate the itinerary for the original opening day on July 27, 1936.
Synchronised swimming, water polo and a boat race are all planned, as well as a water bombing display and music from the Hathersage Silver Band.
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