While Hinksey Pool in Oxford and other outdoor pools have reopened, Abbey Meadows outdoor pool in Abingdon remains closed due to financial pressures caused by the pandemic.

Residents are disappointed the pool remains closed and are campaigning for it to be opened.

Vale of White Horse Council said it was discussing the issue with the leisure company running the pool.

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Hinksey Pool off Abingdon Road in Oxford is expected to be busy this weekend as swimmers enjoy the sunny weather.

About 100 years ago it wasn't a public pool - it was the filter pool for the entire city's clean drinking water.

This and other fascinating facts from the Lake Street site's 150-year history was revealed to pool goers in a new history display board in 2017.

The Jubilee Pools were created out of the filter pool in the 1930s and charges for swimming there were introduced in about 1960.

The board attached to the pool railings was created by Oxford historian Liz Woolley, who lives just a stone's throw away in Marlborough Road.

Ms Woolley, a regular pool user herself, said in 2017: "Because there were massive queues there were lots of people reading it, which was great."

Ms Woolley came up with the idea in 2016 when the pool itself was celebrating its 80th anniversary and officially joined the Historic Pools of Britain amateur history group.

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The idea inspired city councillor for Hinksey Park ward Marie Tidball, who offered to fork out about half the £1,500 cost from her ward budget – money allocated to city councillors for projects in their areas.

Fusion Leisure, the not-for-profit group which runs Hinksey pool on behalf of its city council owners, agreed to pay the other half.

Ms Woolley was joined for the unveiling by Mrs Tidball and pool team leader for Fusion Laurie Parrick.

She added: "I think people may don't realise how it is, but it's been a pool for 81 years now.

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"When it was added to the Historic Pools of Britain list last year that made us think it would be nice to have some specific information there for visitors."