The Friends of Shoalstone Pool

Supporting and Fundraising since 2004

In 2004 after Torbay Council advised that they could no longer afford to support the Pool. A public meeting was convened and a decision taken to create a working party led by Rowan Molesworth to look at keeping the Pool open. This subsequently became "The Friends of Shoalstone Pool" who have campaigned and fundraised tirelessly to keep the pool open.

The Friends and Shoalstone Pool CIC

In recent years the pool has been managed by the community interest company (CIC) with The friends of Shoalstone Pool acting as a separate fundraising arm. 

As we move to change the management structure to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) it makes sense for us all to operate under the same umbrella. Therefore, in 2021 The Friends of Shoalstone Pool will become part of a single organisation dedicated to the unkeep and development of Shoalstone Seawater Pool. This will make us bigger, better and stronger.

In making this move we must recognise the incredible work and dedication of the Friends over the years. Without the the pool would have fallen into disrepair. Their tenacity in fundraising and campaigning is an example to us all and we’re proud to have them join us in the journey going forward.

The Shoalstone Square Metre

In 2014 The Friends appealed to residents and visitors alike to help support the pool by purchasing a “square metre”  upon their website. We hope to launch a similar appeal in the near future. But let’s recognise those who donated previously, you can see them via the link below.

About the Friends

Nobody understands the benefits of Shoalstone Pool better than the Friends themselves. Many of them learnt to swim in the pool as youngsters and have grown up with it as an important part of their childhood. The committee are all local to Brixham with the majority born and bred in the town. 

The current committee members are:-

  • Carol Pearsall (Treasurer)
  • Tracy Cobain (Secretary)
  • Sheila Andrews (Chair)
  • Kath Wilson
  • Heather Damerell

Current Fundraising Activity

Over the years the Friends have organised so many successful fundraising events:

  • The Lympstone Military Wives
  • Choir Concert
  • Dog Swims
  • Beetle drives
  • Coffee mornings
  • Quiz nights
  • Mid-Summer Fete
  • Shoalstone Ahoy Concert
  • Fashion Show


The list goes on….  Let’s hope that we will be back to normal soon, for yet more events and memories.

Sadly the Friends of Shoalstone Pool have had to cancel all of their planned fundraising events for the foreseeable future. As a result we are ever more reliant upon your donations

Contact Us

Shoalstone Pool, Berry Head Road, Brixham,TQ5 9FT

Further Information

We are always keen to hear your views and feedback. If you have something to tell us please do get in touch. New Volunteers are always welcome. We’re busy maintaining and improving the pool all year round.

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