Swimming History Picture of the Week: Long Sands, Tynemouth


Long Sands, Tynemouth Swimming Pool

Oliver Dixon writes: This open air swimming pool at the south end of Long Sands, Tynemouth was opened in 1925.


No doubt popular at the time, it now lies abandoned.


Are the British public getting soft with their preference for heated pools or Mediterranean warmth? And even those who do take to northern seas are almost invariably clad in wet suits nowadays. More…



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