We've got to know our lovely neighbourhood ... the different routes into town, the local parks & cafes, our nearest church and play group, the canal towpaths. And we've got to know our neighbours ... the talkative lady next door, the couple who lend us their lawn mower, the elderly Northern couple who remind me of my grandparents, and the gardener dad with his camper van of tools. But there was one treasure in our neighbourhood which we hadn't discovered until last month.
Cleveland Pleasure Pools are a hidden gem, tucked away next to the River Avon, literally four minutes walk from our front door. The only surviving Georgian Lido in the UK, they used to provide open air swimming facilities for generations of Bath families, but closed in the 70s and were left to rack and ruin. There is now a campaign to try to save and restore the pools so that a new generation can use them to swim in. Wouldn't that be amazing? It would be so cool if they re-opened and Baby Biddle could learn to swim there. Here are my pictures of the pools from their recent open afternoon.