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Lido Blog List. Anne’s Hunt for Lost Lidos. 98 posted.


Lido blog is a list of 98 remarkable pools I’ve written about and posted here.

“I’m wondering what other tips and experiences visitors can offer about some of these 97 lidos?” Lido blog with Pathe Clips **  Click any of these links to take you to the pools.

Barry 1926 – The Cold Knap
Battersea – Latchmere Road Baths – 1899
Battersea – Nine Elms Baths  – 1901
Birmingham –  Woodcock Street – 1860 onwards
Birmingham Cadbury Bournville Lido/Baths – Rowheath from 1896 **
Birmingham – Cannon Hill Park Pool – 1873
Birmingham – Erdington – Brookvale Park – 1909
Birmingham – Kent Street Baths – 1851
Birmingham – West Heath- The Bath Tub – 1937
Blackpool – The Derby Baths **
Blackpool – Cocker Street Baths – 1911 and Read Baths – 1880
Blackpool – South Shore Swimming Coliseum – 1923 **
Brent – Harlesden Swimming Pool – Craven Park – 1935
Brent – Gladstone Park – Dollis Hill – 1923
Brighton Resort – Six Swimming Pools within half a mile
Brighton – Black Rock Swimming Pool – 1936 **
Brighton Hove – King Alfred Baths 1936


Chingford – Larkswood Pool –
Chiswick Baths – 1910
Clacton – Butlins 1938**
Clacton – on – Sea Pier Pool – 1932 **
Croydon Ozone Purley Way Pool – Inland Seaside 1935
Croydon Scarbrook Road Baths – Outdoor Indoor – 1909


Derby Former Twin Pools – one for men and one for ladies


Earls Court Exhibition Centre Pool – 1935
Edinburgh Portobello Bathing Pool 1936 **


Filey Butlins Pool within a holiday camp 1939


Great Yarmouth Lido – 1922. Set in a once fishing village
Grimley-on-Severn Lido – 1920s –  Sunday afternoon outing


Hammersmith Bloemfontein Lido – 1923 **
Hammersmith Fulham Baths and Washouses – 1902
Hammersmith – Lime Grove Baths 1907. Swimming & Boxing
Hampstead Heath. Highgate Ponds **
Haringey – Hornsey Lidos 1907 **
Hastings – St Leonards Bathing Pool -1933**
Hastings White Rock Indoor Baths – 1876. Under the promenade **

Horsham – Lido in the Park – 1941 Gloriously cold pool


Kingswinford-Wall Heath-Kingfisher Lido. 1933. A cool hotspot


Lancaster-Samuel Gregson Baths Cable St.
Lowestoft Gorleston Lido – 1939
Lowestoft – The Grand Old Indoor Baths
Lowestoft – Denes Swimming Pool – 1921. Tents for cubicles


Margate – The Lido – 1927 **
Minehead Bathing Pool – 1936 **
Morecambe – Super Swimming Stadium 1936 **


Okehampton Lido – Devon. Where is it? What’s happened?
Oulton Broad – Pool – & Beccles Lido **


Plymouth Hoe – The Diving Stage & Pools
Putney – William Bishop Baths / Cromwell Hall – 1886
Pwlhelli – Butlins – North Wales


Ramsgate Marina Bathing Pool -1935
Reading – Arthur Hill Memorial Baths – 1902 

Reading Central Pool 1966 – to close. Home to Champions.
Reading Coley Baths-Tilehurst Rd Baths
Reading Kings Meadow Ladies Open-Air Baths -1902
Reading Freebody’s & Cawston River Lidos
Reading Scours Lane – River Lido
Reading – Spring Gardens & South St. Baths – 1820


Sandswell Handsworth – Grove Lane Baths – 1907
Sandwell Smethwick – Rolfe Street Baths – 1888
Sandwell West Bromwich Gala Baths – 1874
Scarborough – South and North Shore Lidos – 1914 **
Seaham – Dawdon Colliery Pit Pool – 1945 National Diving Centre
Slough – Baylis Lido 1965 – finding lidos
Slough Montem Lido 1934 (aka the Baylis Lido 1965)
Slough – The Community Pool – 1937. Star quality
Solihull-Knowle – Greswolde Lido – 1936
Solihull – Malvern Park Lido – 1954
Solihull – Shirley Lido – 1936
Southampton Lido – the Esplanade 1891
Southampton Central Baths – 1962. Built on reclaimed land
Southend – on – sea  Lido
Southport Bathing Lake – 1928 **
Stourton – Stewponey Lido – 1938. A famous Blackcountry Lido
Surbiton Lagoon-1934. A showpiece of its time
Sutton Park Keepers Pool – Sutton Coldfield – 1897/1930
Swindon-Coate Water- Reservoir 1935


Tamworth Bathing Pool – 1939 **
Trentham Gardens Lido – A Watery Oasis in the Park
Twickenham Lido 1935
Tynemouth – Outdoor Lido – 1925 **


Wales Empire Pool Cardiff – 1958 **
Wales Barry – The Cold Knap Lido – 1926
Wallasey – New Brighton Bathing Pool **
Wandsworth Public Baths – High Street – 1900
Warrington Baths – Legh Street – 1851 – 2003.
Welling Bexley Danson Park Lido – 1936
Weston-Super-Mare-Lido-1937
Willesden – King Edwards Pool VII – 1911+ Indoor pool 1966
Willesden Granville Road Baths – 1937
Wokingham – Martins Pool – 1920. All roads led to here
Wembley Empire Pool – of Empire and Olympic Fame – 1933 **
Wembley-White City-1908. The Great Olympic Games
Wembley Kingsbury Pool – Roe Green Park
Wembley Sudbury Vale Farm Lido – 1932
Worthing – Heene Road Baths – 1866
Worthing – The Lido – 1959. Formerly a famous Bandstand

 

Lost Lidos member Neil Henderson found this in Croydon Museum! during his research.My VERY first attempts at a website for my research in late 1990s.Wonderful recent info from Neil on Scarbrook Road on this site. Enlarge +

 

Finding Lidos

Why my passion? and Lido Fever!

Welcome to my lost lidos site!  Hope you’ll contribute!
I actually started reminiscing and compiling  in the early 90s! Thus there are older dates on the
acknowledgements page.

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Once it was a pool
anne@so-dive-in.co.uk


Born into a swimming family, the competitive side of swimming and diving in various pools was enjoyed. I remember with much affection the wonderful visits with my parents around the seaside lidos, and having such fun with much happiness.
As time wore on realisation dawned that some of these favourite swimming and splashing haunts were slowly disappearing, and there was much nostalgia discovering this. Comfort was added to these feelings by going around physically, and carrying out research.  This was stretched from the old days to present day and exercised an acute sense of curiousity. PCs and the internet were not the common “must have” necessity of the day then.
Thanks to my…more

About Author
Recently Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award. Mainly for the sport of diving competitively, and years of coaching through to International,  and getting it “all going” in Reading; plus writing on “Lost Lidos” and…campaigning for the Kings Meadow Baths, now Thames Lido.

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