Lost Lidos Search
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Lost Lidos Search is a hub and what YOU have “searched for” using the search box. If they are not featured on my website, I have referenced information. NB. the website visitor lost lidos search is anonymous.
I have added pointers to information below.
♦ Ashburton Pool
Editor: Not Lost – very happy to tell you! therefore not featured on website. Run by volunteers, “our swimming pool cafe serves hot and cold drinks, locally baked cakes and biscuits, crisps, snacks, ice lollies and ice creams. A selection of swimming pool equipment is also for sale including goggles & floats. The pool also boasts a child play area and picnic area.” Go here for information
♦ Barewell Lido
Editor: Misspelling? Possibly Barwell in Leicestershire – no lido found; or meaning Bulwell. See below titled Hucknall
♦ Barking Lido (Park)
Editor: The Lido was built in 1931 and was closed permanently in 1988. Inside the walls a very popular Splash Pool has been constructed. The original fountains either end have been lovingly restored. There are stories of the lido from Eastside Community Heritage and a video found on the following link
Barking Park Lido – Hidden Histories
Pictures can be found on this link
♦ Barrow Hill Green Swimming Pool ?Misspelling
Editor: Barrowell Green Swimming Pool
Glimpse of a picture here by Tony Ourris
♦ Battery Park Lido – Greenock
Editor: Originally it was a Clyde floating bath just off Battery park to be replaced by a concrete bottomed pool in the 30s. This in turn was closed once the Hector McNeil Modern Baths were opened in the 60s slightly more inland. (Now demolished for flats). Prior to Battery Park floating pool, there had been one in late 19th century which sunk into the Clyde during gales.
Relevant pictures can be found on this link
♦ Battery to another floating Bath at Gourock Bay, Upper Firth Of Clyde
Editor: This still remains
Secret Scotland featuring both Battery and Gourock
All about Gourock Pool – not lost… very much “alive.”
Editor: Canning Town, Newham. Nice picture here
Editor: Bedford Newman Outdoor Lido. (Bedford Oasis pool is modern and not lost.) THE HISTORIC POOL
♦ Bellingham Lido.
Editor: Connection to a Catford search – one mile away, in list below Good picture here Ideal Homes. The lost lidos search could indicate the Catford and Bellingham could be the same Lido?
♦ Bournemouth Pier Approach Swimming Baths
Editor: Fondest childhood memories. Mum and Dad took me to many Aqua Shows here. I was wondering around the site in late summer 16. It’s at present an outdoor activity/gig centre Lovely write ups on the following links:
www.bournemouthecho.co.uk. The site from 1920s – to the present
Bournemouth Pier Approach Swimming Baths (pdf) Wonderful History featuring the Opening by Roy Hodges
Wonderful Compilation Gallery – Alwyn Ladell. Featuring the Pier Approach Baths 1937 – 1986 and a link through to the Imax building on the site and its demolition.
♦ Bramhall Baths
Editor: Bramhall is 3 miles away from Stockport.
A personal page and photos from the Moor Allerton Centenary Website can be found here of the Bramhall Baths/Lido
As yet I cannot place the actual site of these “baths.” I have asked but no reply.
Editor: Modern pools. The nearest Historic Lido to Bridlington is Scarborough – on this site. Also see Hunstanton Lido below.
♦ Burnham Beeches Open Air Pool? Burnham BEACHES. Incorrect spelling
Editor: Forum Digital Spy
“Times Gone By” Picture 1946 – Farnham Royal Parish Council
♦ Bury St.Edmunds
Editor: Lidos in the region and very much alive including historic Brightlingsea which dates way back to 1933.
It comes under the postal address of Colchester. A glimpse of these pools below.
♦ Catford Lido? 1 mile away Bellingham Lido
Editor: Lovely picture of the Lido with interesting write up by Andrew Simpson. It was found along the Bromley Road. This is in association with Peckham Rye – a similar Lido which closed 1987 Derelict London. Another picture of Catford Lido, opened 1922 – closed in the 80s. Ideal Homes
♦ Cheadle Baths /Lido – Manchester
Editor: In my lost lidos search, unable to find a specific old Lido in Cheadle. Nearest I can find is a
lovely old picture of indoor swimming bath in Children’s Homes Website Cheadle Hulme! wonderful website. Nearest outdoor pool is Hathersage Lido – not lost
Editor: Sandford Parks Lido. A very much alive 50m Lido with Childrens Lido
Editor: Pools in Cockenzie
Wonderful website here by Eric Hall (Lost Lidos participant! and member. See Comments page)
♦ Colwyn Bay Lido
Editor: Please see also Rhos Lido below (associated).
Lido pictures and memories here on Past and Present of Colwyn Bay
Editor: Misspelling. Croydon
Purley Way Pool and Scarbrook Road Baths on this site.
♦ Dudley Baths
Editor: Google search Blowers Green Road Baths
♦ Dunbar Swimming Pool
Editor:A great page with videos – The Lost Pool of Dunbar
Words by Gareth E. Rees (Unofficial Britain website).
And also well worth a visit! Dunbar Website/ Outdoor Pool How amazing it looked.
Editor: Eltham Centre. One of Greenwich’s multi facilities. A modern swimming pool complex. For historic outdoor swimming visit the Charlton Lido.
⊕ Editor: Remembering Gosport Lido
♦ Finchley Indoor Swimming Pool
Editor: See North Finchley below
♦ Gourock Historic Outdoor Pool.
Editor: Survived! Not lost and a very fine riverside pool that takes its water from the River Clyde. A floating pool! See Battery in this list, above
♦ Haslam Park Swimming Pool.
♦ Heston Swimming Pool
Editor: Heston Swimming Baths. A brief history of Heston Swimming Pool by Andrea Cameron, in the HONESLAW CHRONICLE, Autumn 2013.
Article: Closing down to be demolished to make way for a new leisure centre
Outdoor Pool privately managed – not lost
♦ Hounds Field
Editor: Houndsfield. Edmonton You’ll find limited information here. Can anyone add? Contact me
Editor See Blackpool Baths and Lidos on this website.
♦ Hucknall Nottingham
Editor: Closest I’ve come so far is Hood Park Open Air Swimming Pool. Open in season.
Nottingham Open Air Lidos now lost Bulwell, Carrington ……
♦ Hunstanton Lido
Editor: Nice picture of Hunstanton Lido Norfolk
also Francis Frith picture (online copyright protection)
No historical info about the Lido found yet.
Nudged by a previous visitor Mary Farmery on this Lido. See comments page also…
On pooling news page
Editor: Very much alive! Click Looks lovely
♦ Jubilee Pool – Penzance.
Editor: Not lost! – therefore not included on this site I am pleased to say! just had a big spend due to gale damage. Lido Website
♦ Kirkwell Meadow Lido – Cheshire
Editor: No info. traced as yet.
Editor: See comments below. Please use my contact form if you can add.
♦ Letterhead Editor: ???Misspelling! Possibly Leatherhead -again see below in comments. If anyone can enlarge on this please do. Contact
♦ London Fields
Editor: OPEN! – doesnt qualify for this site!
♦ Long Eaton
Editor: Preston. Built on site of sewage works 1935. Link Opened 1932. Closed 1987. Demolished. Go to Flicker page RPSmith Barney
♦ Letterhead Editor: ???Misspelling! Possibly Leatherhead – see below in comments. If anyone can enlarge on this please do.
♦ Manchester Lido
Editor: Article here by Stephen Lewis
“Manchester’s got everything except a beach and a Lido”
Featured is Hathersage Lido
Editor. Blue Pool. Modern, not lost. Nearest historic open air pool Trowbridge Lido
♦ Mitcham Pool, London Road, London?
♦ Nautical William – Alverley
Editor: This is a lost Pub.
♦ New Addington Lido
Editor: Plenty of pools and water parks near vicinity. Not yet traced an historic old past lido.
⊕ Editor: Remembering North Berwick Open Air Pool
♦ North Finchley
Editor: Near Barnet. Wikipedia…The original 1930s outdoor pool, which no longer exists, was enclosed by an elegant colonnade of Roman Doric columns, with fountains to either side and was used to host the men’s preliminaries to the water polo competition for the 1948 Summer Olympics. The original site with its main pool and children’s pool was closed in 1992. Modern day Centre now on site.
♦ Okehampton Pool Devon?
Editor: A mystery pool ?? not anymore. See post already on this site. I now have much more to add.
Editor: No trace yet. Near Cockenzie – see above in this list.
♦ Rhos Lido – Colwyn Bay – The Blue Dolphin – Conwy
A complex built in 1933. Many functions were held here. During the 70s the Lido hit hard times and was threatened with closure. An entrepreneur stepped in and demolished part of the building (changing rooms etc) and used the rubble to make the pool shallower for a feature pool. Attention was paid more to the tea rooms, restaurant and ballroom facilities. By 1985 the entire site was derelict. Please find a picture and the information and much more on this link – Rhos Fynach History.
♦ Rochester Lido/Pool?
Editor: Kent History Forum
♦ Rushey Green Lido
Editor: See Catford above
⊕ Editor: Remembering Rhyl Open Air Swimming Pool
Editor: Pools in this area listed on this website in blog index
♦ Selly Oak Lido Birmingham
Editor: Can you help? Contact form
Editor: Comment on comments page. Here is one of the links to the old Skegness Pool
♦ Spiders Web (as searched) under Whitby Pool
Editor: See below
Editor: Can you help? Contact form
Editor: Comments and Reminiscences. From Helen 9 comments down. Lovely link leading to picture and mention of the Lido
♦Tooting – King George’s Lido
Editor: There was once a small outdoor swimming pool in King George’s Park (originally Southfields Park) in the Wandsworth area of London, built 1938 but it has been removed. Must be differentiated between Tooting Bec Lido which is one of the largest open air swimming pools surviving and is patronised all year round.
A small picture and very good information on St. George’s can be found in Baths and Washhouses “The New Open Air Pool”
♦ Troon Swimming Pond
Editor: Movie of the Opening of Troon Swimming Pond.
Shots of the Provost and dignatories having their photo taken, the Provost shaking hands with two swimmers. Obtain info and view on the site only.
♦ Upper Deck Molesey
Editor: Click link
⊕ Editor: Remembering … do you know which Lido? new page started
♦ Victoria Park East London?
Editor: The Lido opened in 1936 and reopened in 1952 following damage during the Second World War; it was closed in 1986 and demolished in 1990. Said to be akin to Margate…on this site
On the site scroll down the page to find swimming pool excerpts
♦ Wealdstone Baths Harrow?
Opened 1934 and lived for 60 years. Closed 1997. Left to rot and decay until at least 2006
Included here with Tarlair, Grange over Sands
♦ Whipps Cross
Editor: In borough of Waltham Forest. Leytonstone
In 1905, a swimming pond was excavated by manual labour as part of an unemployment relief scheme. Known locally as “Batho” New pool built 1932 and closed 1982. Now forest land.
More information on this link… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipps_Cross
Jump to Whipps Cross Sub title
Lovely picture on this link Vestry House Museum
♦ Whitby Pool – Spiders Web
Editor: Residents have their say about their “Green”
♦ Whyteleafe Pool and Mountain Pools
Editor: Some mention on general comments page. Actually a dearth of information on this pool.
Editor: Community discussion on this link “Whorlton Lido closed to the public” (2011)
Quote from site – “Paul Townley bought the popular beauty spot by the River Tees called Whorlton Lido because he was tired of the noise made by holiday-makers.”
Teesdale Mercury – Plans 2012
Darlington and Stockton Times – Picture and article 1991
Sounds a similar set up, initially, to Grimley-on-Severn Lido (being more serene!) on this site
♦ Wigan Lido – Greater Manchester
Editor: Unable to locate information on a 30s (or iro) outdoor Lido. Southport Bathing Lake is referenced as the nearest one – already featured on this site.
Picture and memories of Old Indoor Baths Wigan World
Pictures of Wigan Old Indoor Baths 2008 and being demolished to make way for a new International Pool.
♦ Wimbledon Pool?
♦ Windsor Lido (and River Lido)
Editor: The War Memorial Baths
Tremendous Forum including the starting of the life of Windsor Swimming Club in the Thames River
Some visitors memoirs on the comments page with some recent comments in footer. They may have mentioned your pool search! Just a reminder …best if you add baths, lido, or swimming pool to the location. Also you could scan the Lido list here below. Click pic.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or recollections about a lido not mentioned. I can add on here. No registration necessary.