Tyne and Wear HER(17078): North Shields, Hawkey's Lane, salt water swimming bath - Details
North Shields, Hawkey's Lane, salt water swimming bath
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Originally a reservoir in which members of Tynemouth Amateur Swimming Club (founded in 1875) were allowed to swim from 1907 onwards. During 1908-9 unemployed men were used by Tynemouth Corporation to build a pool. The swimming club left in 1969 and the pool was demolished soon afterwards.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 188