Restoration of Kings Meadow Open Air Ladies Baths -1902
Restoration Campaigners Story (quote)
Our Mission is
To Preserve Reading’s Heritage
Generations Past – The Memories
Generations Present – The Preservation
Generations Future – The Heritage
Quoted from Reading Post: OPINION IN RESPONSE TO READING BOROUGH’S DECISION July 2013
After 12 years…….
“Credit to the Campaign.
There are now five bidders interested in restoring and developing the Kings Meadow Baths. After years of valiantly trying to raise the cash to renovate the building themselves, the volunteers from the the King’s Meadow Campaign are now joined by four new groups after Reading Borough Council put the site back onto the marketin November ’12.
Ideas for the site now variously include a renovated swimming pool, restaurant, cafe, ice rink, function hall, cultural centre, open air theatre and market
Whether the King’s Meadow Campaign ultimately wins the bid remains to be seen.
But its volunteers can take credit for fighting so hard since they got the building Grade II listed back in 2004.
From the bids now on the table it looks clear that the baths will be saved as some sort of cultural space for Reading people. That’s what the campaigners wanted from the start.”
Would it be the “People’s Pool?
Opened to the public for the first time since 1974. Many didn’t realise the building was a swimming pool