The Broomhill Pool Trust regularly organises various events in the aid of raising awareness and funds for the charity. Below are details of some of our upcoming events.
Broomhill Pool and Library - Heritage Open Days
Sep 09, 2017 10:00:00 , Sherrington Road, Ipswich IP1 4HT
Broomhill Pool and Library - Heritage Open Days - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September.
Sherrington Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4HT
Saturday 9th September: 1000-1600
Sunday 10th September: 1000-1600
Broomhill Open Air Swimming Pool is just one of fourteen Grade II listed lidos left in England. It is the only listed lido in East Anglia (excluding Peterborough); and the only “Modernist” style public building left in Ipswich. The lido operated for 64 years before closure in 2002. The pool has the last Wicksteed diving stage in the country. It is the joint deepest outdoor pool and has the joint highest outdoor diving boards in Britain. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1438431
Broomhill Library (formerly Westbourne Library) was awarded a Grade II listing by English Heritage in November 2012.The EH listing stresses the unique group value of the “Broomhill twins”, and further strengthens the seventy year bond between the library (built 1942) and her adjacent sister building, Broomhill Pool (built 1938). Both facilities were designed by County-Borough of Ipswich engineer, E. McLauchlan. Originally built as a WW2 bomb-proof, decontamination unit and public shelter, it was converted for a more peaceful purpose in 1948, as has served as public library ever since. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1590781&sort=4&search=all&criteria=westbourne%20library&rational=q&recordsperpage=10
The buildings are located in beautiful Broomhill Park, a natural woodland purchased by the County-Borough in 1925 (from the illustrious Sherrington family).
Sherrington Rd is off A1156 Norwich Rd. Parking in specified area immediately past pool entrance.
The Broomhill Pool Trust & Westbourne Library Friends