About the Jubilee Pool Stories project
Jubilee Pool is the UK's largest surviving open air, tidal swimming pool and is situated in Penzance, Cornwall. Much loved since it opened in 1935, the striking Grade II listed lido stirs vivid memories for a wide cross-section of people and holds a wealth of social and community history.
Jubilee Pool Stories was a three-year, community-focused, creative heritage project to collect, digitise, interpret and share the pool's rich cultural archive. The project resulted in the Jubilee Pool online archive, a new book Jubilee Pool Stories: Reflections on Penzance's Seawater Lido and new films / media work inspired by the pool and the archive.
The archive, developed with the input from the Jubilee Pool Stories Research Group, includes hundreds of photos, artefacts, oral histories, films, animations and creative interpretations of the pool. The project worked with local school children, students from Penwith College and Falmouth University and artists in Cornwall and connected with artists around the UK to celebrate our beautiful lido and create new artwork about it.
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This project is made possible with funding by: