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Tynemouth Pool revamp: Digging begins at derelict site

Tynemouth Outdoor Pool
Image caption The derelict pool is regarded locally as an eyesore

Digging has begun at an abandoned outdoor swimming pool which campaigners hope could be restored to its former glory.

Tynemouth Pool, in North Tyneside, was once a popular visitor attraction but has been derelict since the 1990s.

Campaign group the Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool is carrying out a survey to find out what the pool tank was filled with when it was decommissioned.

Refurbishment proposals have been submitted to North Tyneside Council.

Image copyright Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool
Image caption The plans include a heated swimming pool, changing rooms and a cafe

The group said it was carrying out the work to get a "better idea" of what will be involved to dig it all back out.

The survey was made possible using money awarded from the government's Coastal Revival Fund.

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