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The National Lido of Wales

Pontypridd

The regenerated 1920's open air Lido in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

re-opened to the public on 25th August 2015 after a £6.3 million face-lift,

thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant and other funding from RCT County Borough Council,

Cadw and European Regional Development Fund

After initial speeches the official opening ceremony took place on

Monday 24th August at the pool side

Councillor Ann Crimmings, RCT Cabinet Member for Environment,

Leisure and Culture (right) thanked people involved in the project

and introduced the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan, Mrs Kate Thomas CVO JP

Click here to listen

Mrs Thomas then said a few words ....

Click here to listen

.... and unveiled the special plaque

 

 

The photographs and interviews below by Jamie Pritchard and

Lydia Griffiths from GTFM's Newsroom were from the Press preview day

on 16th August

 

 

 

Cllr Geraint Hopkins, Rhondda Cynon Taf's Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

talks to Lydia, who started by asking what he thinks of the new facility. Click here to listen

 

Lydia then spoke to Cllr Maureen Webber, who is RCT Cabinet Member for Council Business.

She grew up near the park of which she is now a Trustee, as well as being the County Councillor for Rhydyfelin

and Ilan. What does she think of the new look Lido? Click here to listen

 

And finally we heard from Nicola Jenkins a Volunteer Coach with Llantrisant Sharks

Swimming Club. Lydia asked how they came to be present on the preview day. Click here to listen

 

To find out more click here to go to the Pool's official website