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Lido News and pooling information from around UK. Keep up to date


Join this Lone Figure in the fight to save Arthur Hill Memorial Baths – Reading

Council-plans-to-sell-arthur-hill-pool-collapse   PLEASE SIGN PETITION

SAVE ARTHUR HILL MEMORIAL BATHS, READING  leads to all about the Baths on this website.


Tribute video: Now totally gone.
Central Pool Reading
“Goodbye Our Friend  September 2nd 1966 – 31st January 2018”

PLEASE SIGN RG50 PETITION  Reading Borough Council have whipped away Reading’s two main swimming pools. No plans to replace despite promises. Thankyou

03/12/18****Arthur Hill Memorial Baths”   “WHO BOUGHT OUR BATHS?” Much Unrest. More media releases on AH page and the “Central Pool Reading- home of Champions”

PUBLICATIONS – BOOK/WEB –  6 more entries 26.07.17
Baths and Washhouses – Historical Archive
New BOOK! Bathurst Bathing Belles – Ladies that Swim. Photographic record by Amanda Harwood.   ISBN:978-1-5272-0765-3
Coate Water – Swindon
Colin Baker’s Birmingham  SWIMMING BATHS
 Dawdon Pit Pool   A feature by  BBC.   Dawdon also featured on Lost Lidos! “A Commonwealth Gold Medallist trained in the pool every hour of every day in the year.” 
Derelict London (Pools)
Derelict Diving Boards
“My life on the boards and in the pools” – now lost or change of use.
(Story – A Swimming Times Publication) To subscribe to Swimming Times visit
Fragglehunters UrbexPark Hall Pool Hayfield. Scroll up to  – What a haven! – then and now
History of Lido Website Directory of all Open and Closed Lidos – Oliver Merrington  Unavailable
“It is with great sadness I have learned of Oliver’s  passing. We were, at last able to meet up at  Woburn Lido after many many email communications and our mutual love of lidos.  It was a privilege and great to meet up and will hold the memory.  He will be sorely missed not only in Lidoland and his Lido Yahoo Group,  but in his other major pursuits.  He was Curator of the Waterbeach Military Heritage Museum. A considerable loss “
Londonist – thank you for the mention!  also for Oliver’s site above.
Municipal Dreams – Jubilee Pool PenzancRon.
Blundell’s Minehead
 “Swell” – by Jenny Landreth   Any Bookshop or Amazon ISBN No. HB:978-1-4729-3894-7  “I am enjoying it”
NEW! SPARKHILL BATHS and other Birmingham Baths/pools  Wonderful article here by The Stirrer.
Sue Bonner’s Handsworth
The Outdoor Swimming Society – “The Secret Swimming Pond”

2 Swimming Times Publications- to subscribe to Swimming Times visit


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Also a Swimming Times Publication below – January 2015

My Life on the Boards –  Click picture


Abergavenny Lido – Bring it back! See @Abergavenny Lido – Facebook Group

The Lost Lidos of Wales
Victorian Turkish Baths by Malcolm Shifrin
The Seaside Lido
Tom Clemett’s – Images of Barry
Urban Ghosts (Thimblemill Baths – Smethwick)
Windsor Pools History

Abingdon Pool
Abergavenny – It’s already gone – covered in grass – BRING IT BACK!
Arthur Hill Memorial Baths Reading
Brixham Sea Water Pool – Shoalstone Pool – Devon
Broomhill Pool – Ipswich
Buckfastleigh Pool Devon
Brynaman Lido
Gillingham Strand Lido  Sign petition to stay open.
New Grange-over-Sands  Campaign in progress
Haggerston Pool
Hilsea Lido
Kenilworth Pool
Restore Kenilworth Lido (@KenilworthLido)      Working to restore Kenilworth Lido, secure its future for the benefit of
the local community, & recreational& competitive swimmers throughout the UK.

Lymington Sea Water Pool  DONE!

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London Pools Campaign
New Maldon Lake – Bring back swimming,  paddle boating  Sign petition
Otley Pool – Friends of Otley – Facebook
Peckham Rye Lido
Reading Central Pool to close
Reading Arthur Hill Memorial Baths  in jeopardy.
Southwark Park Lido Petition
Stirchley Baths Bourneville  No longer a swimming pool.  Now a Commnity Hub.
The Knap Lido  GONE at present. Rebuilding wanted.
Twickenham Lido Plans  GONE These abandoned for now
Tynemouth Lido

Kings Cross Pond. STOP FROM CLOSING  Campaigners Response – GONE!
New Highfields Lido – Nottingham
Came across a wonderful article  in the Lenton Times          
Oldham Diving Pool to close CLOSED.  One last look around  Complete set of pictures
Oxford Cowley Pools  GONE!  The site replacement
Park Hall Lido Hayfield – DISUSED  (utube video)  others follow.  See Fragglehunters above
Reading Central Pool.  GONE
Reading Arthur Hill Memorieal Baths  CLOSED
Ringhall Deer Leap -DEMOLISHED after much fight
Sparkhill Baths Birmingham plans for demolishing and total redevelopment  GONE Modern replacement on site
Treherbert Pool Wales

Aldershot Lido was threatened to close to become a splash pad  Reprieved at the moment.
See  Comments Page for update
Beccles Lido
Bristol Lido – Grade II*
Brockwell Lido
Bromley – Southlands Road
Bude Sea Pool
Charlton Lido  Greenwich
Cirencester Open Air Pool  Wonderful backdrop
Cleveland Pools – Baths
Clifton Lido Bristol
Droitwich Lido
Govanhill Lido
Guildford Lido
Hampton Pool
Jubilee Pool Penzance
Kings Meadow Open Air Ladies Baths aka Thames Lido
Lymington Sea Water Pool  see also the proposals in 2015 above section.
London Fields Lido
Moseley Baths
Newbury Outdoor Pool
Oasis Pool
Pells Pool Pontypridd opens once again!
Portishead Lido
Saltdean Lido   Now qualifies for the restored section. AFTER RAISING 3 MILLION! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC !
Shoalstone Pool
?Tarlair Tidal Pool – good pics here
Teignmouth Lido
Tinside Lido – Plymouth Hoe
Tooting Bec Lido
Wycombe Rye Lido
A part quote from Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, in the Official Programme Olympic Games 2012 – Page 12
“Of course, even without the Games, a visitor to London is never bored…..plenty of evidence our city can rival any in the world….as a centre for……from the Royal Opera House to Roman Road Market, from Tower Bridge to Tooting Bec Lido, London has gleaming jewels and hidden gems round every corner……”
Uxbridge Lido
Victoria Baths Manchester
Woburn Lido
Woodcock Street Baths – Birmingham

NEW!  A NUDGE from my visitors Mary Farmery on the comments pageconsequently I found this new information.
Cleethorpes Lido – Rod Collins – History of the Lido
Hunstanton Lido picture – Norfolk Memories
Loss of a Rytonian – A tribute  associated with Ferndene Park Swimming Pool – Ryton
Mountain Pools – Whyteleafe,  Surrey

Reminiscences and comments. Always happy to hear from you

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