Hornsey Lidos – Haringey 1907. A choice of four Lidos

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. All lined up ready for the plunge - image

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. All lined up ready for the plunge. Click image to enlarge Hornsey Library – Isobel Stokes (1996) Liz Wooldridge (2004)

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. – There were 4 open air pools in  the District which no longer exist.

Alexandra Park Road, N22 the opening date debateable either 1875 0r 1907.

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. He is about to get wet! - image

He is about to get wet! – Durnsford Road Lido – Muswell Hill 1934 click to enlarge  Hornsey Library – Isobel Stokes (1996) Liz Wooldridge (2004)

Muswell Hill Open Air Pool in Durnsford Road N22 which opened in

1934 and closed in 1988.

The Sunshine Garden Centre now occupies the site

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. Fun Day at the Durnsford Road Lido - image

Fun Day at the Durnsford Road Lido Hornsey Library – Isobel Stokes (1996) Liz Wooldridge (2004)

In the days of the lazy hazy days of summer.

Durnsford Road Lido - image

Durnsford Road Lido Wood Green. London Divers display

 

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. Durnsford Road. Once a Lido - now the Sunshine Garden Centre - image

Durnsford Road Once a Lido – now the Sunshine Garden Centre. Click to enlarge

Tottenham Lido in Lordship Lane N17  which opened in 1934 and closed in 1985

Tottenham Marsh Swimming Pool N17 which opened in 1905 and was demolished in 1939

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. Fun days at Hornsey Lido. Opened 1929 - image

Hornsey Library – Isobel Stokes (1996) Liz Wooldridge (2004)

The Hornsey Park Open Air Lido- Park Road – the Municipal Swimming Pool was initially opposed by residents in 1929.

The Lido transpired and functioned well until 1996.  An Indoor Pool had joined the complex and both were in desperate need of a facelift.  They had not kept up the pace over the years in customer anticipation,  interests and opportunities

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. Park Road Lido - The Opening Day - image

The Opening of the Lido 1929. Extract from Ben Travers “The Book of Crouch End.” Click to enlarge Hornsey Library – Isobel Stokes (1996) Liz Wooldridge (2004)

Plans were drawn up for an upgrade project in 1996. Mr David Hopkins  – the Park Road boss looked to the future.  He was hopeful of  bringing facilities into the modern age. 

OUTCOME:   Today both pools are a large part of the functioning community.

Haringey Hornsey Lidos. Park Road Lido today - image

Survived! Park Road Lido today – Click to enlarge

 

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