To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hampton Pool
Hampton open-air swimming pool - geograph.org.uk - 195844.jpg
51°25′06″N 0°21′29″W / 51.418308°N 0.357941°W / 51.418308; -0.357941
AddressHigh Street, Hampton, London
PostcodeTW12 2ST
Opened1922
Operated byHampton Pool Trust
Typeopen-air, heated
Length36 metres (118 ft)
Width14 metres (46 ft)
Websitehamptonpool.co.uk

Hampton Pool is a heated open air pool or lido in Hampton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is unusual for being open 365 days of the year. It is currently managed by YMCA St Paul’s Group.[1]

Description

The pool, which has two slides, is 36 by 14 metres (118 ft × 46 ft). There is also a small 12-by-7-metre (39 ft × 23 ft) pool for children.

Other facilities include a gym, fitness-studio and cafeteria.

The James Taylor Quartet performing at Hampton Pool
The James Taylor Quartet performing at Hampton Pool

It is operated by the Hampton Pool Trust, a registered charity (number 294117)[2] and not for profit company (number 01870925).[3] It is managed by YMCA St Paul's Group on behalf of the Trust.[4][5] The Trust's fund-raising activities also include summer open-air concerts.[6]

History

The lido was built in 1922 after plans approved in 1914 were delayed due to the outbreak of the First World War.

In 1939 a diving pit and filtration system was added and in 1961 further improvements included widening the pool, and adding a new building and a car park.

By 1980 Richmond Council decided to close the lido for financial reasons. After local community campaigning, in which over £60,000 was raised, the pool was reopened in 1985. The management of the pool was transferred to Hampton Pool Ltd, a company created by the campaign group.[7][8]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "YMCA St Paul's Group Swimming". Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Hampton Pool". Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Company details". Companies House. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Hampton Pool". YMCA St Paul’s Group. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Legal structure". Hampton Pool. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Hampton Pool Concerts". Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  7. ^ Norris, Ashley (6 July 2002). "Travel: On the cheap: Lidos: The city's beaches: If you can't make it to the coast, try your local lido. Ashley Norris samples eight in a day". The Guardian. Finally, a little dazed by the sun and tired from driving, I arrive at Hampton Lido in west London. I couldn't have picked a better time to visit, for it is 80 years to the day that the pool first opened. The lido still looks in pretty good shape. The 36m pool is heated, open all year round and caters for families as well as serious swimmers.
  8. ^ For a detailed history of this lido, see Smith, Janet (January 2006). Liquid assets: the lidos and open air swimming pools of Britain. English Heritage. ISBN 0-9547445-0-0. Page 162, and "Our History". Hampton Pool. Archived from the original on 28 September 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2009.

External links

This page was last edited on 4 June 2021, at 17:33
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.