Memorandum submitted by Save Britain's
THE SPORT OF SWIMMING
We have recently learned about the Committee's
investigations into the sport of swimming, and given our previous
experience regarding the historic architecture of bathing feel
it necessary to submit some written evidence concerning historic
swimming pools and the problems affecting these buildings.
I enclose for your information a copy of our
publication "Taking the Plungethe architecture of
bathing". While written a while ago, it remains relevant
today (not printed).
Examples of the problems faced by historic buildings
associated with swimming can be found in several cases that spring
to mind: Droitwich lido, which is owned by a local authority that
can no longer afford to run it; the Sydney Bathing Station at
St. Leonards on Sea, built for the 1934 Empire Games and threatened
with the demolition by the local authority; Cromer bath house
facing demolition and replacement with a glass box, and Edinburgh's
ruined historic pool to name but four. If you would like any further
details of these cases, please do not hesitate to contact me.
20 November 2001