An 81-year-old outdoor pool in Cornwall has reopened to the delight of locals and tourists
Outdoor pools are few and far between for public consumption in the British Isles, but a pool in Cornwall has just re-opened after suffering structural damage in storms during 2014. The Grade II listed Art Deco swimming pool and plaza has undergone a £3 million revamp, and attracted lots of bathers at the Bank Holiday weekend.
The Jubilee Pool lido in Penzance, Cornwall has new drainage and electricity supplies, as well as having its walls fixed, paving and handrails repaired and replaced. It opened there in 1935 but has been closed since the bashing from bad weather. It's the country's biggest seawater pool and has always been popular with tourists.
Its name comes from the fact that it opened in the year of King George V's Silver Jubilee, but it fell in to disrepair even before the storms. However locals are thrilled that it's back, and perhaps it will draw even more holidaymakers back to the British coast.