Royal Visit

18th July 2016

On Monday 18 July, Jubilee Pool in Penzance was officially reopened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. The reopening formed part of a visit by Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Penzance, on the first day of their annual visit to Cornwall – making this a real red letter day for the town.

His Royal Highness visited Jubilee Pool, which has been an iconic feature on the Penzance seafront for many years. Following storm damage in February 2014, the pool has been closed for the past two summer seasons, however, after an extensive repair project, the pool was reopened in May this year. Since the successful reopening of the pool a range of activities have been hosted, including stand-up paddle boarding, water polo and yoga classes, which have been extremely popular with the local community as well as visitors from further afield.

Twenty children from Newlyn School (5 form each KS2 Year Group), were invited to this special occasion. During the visit, His Royal Highness toured the pool and meet representatives from the Jubilee Pool renovation project, including CornwallCouncil, CORMAC and Tempus officers, as well as users of the pool including The Friends of Jubilee Pool, Penzance Swimming Association and Water Polo Club, Penzance Bathing Belles and the Nippers Group from the St Ives Surf Life Saving Club.