Tamworth open air bathing pool laid within the beautiful Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds.
The pool replaced the Victorian indoor baths in Church Street. I remember the hot summer days when my father drove me to this pool for competition training and the events.
Midland District Diving Championships were held here and I remember the 3 metre springboard went uphill!. This alarmed me especially as I had to do a reverse dive (which rotates round back to the board) in the competition.
I must have done ok. Although very nervous, and managed to win the Girls Trophy.
There was much camaraderie here. The Lido lived on until the eighties, and with the climate and the easily affordable flights abroad, patronage declined.
A truly wonderful family video from Tamworth found on utube– “A day Out At The Lido” – courtesy of the Hope & Bentley Family
A MUST to view! Exquisite.
http://youtu.be/eYJLt5EKLBE Part 1
http://youtu.be/epPtzKrL3FQ Part 2
Thank you Kay Alcock for sending this picture – unknown location? but diagnosed as belonging on this page!