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The closure of Matlock’s New Bath Hotel in 2013 looked like calling time on its feature lido that had survived the Second World War and the massive decline in outdoor pools in the 1960s and 1970s. But on the 85th anniversary of its original launch, swimming personalities, Ross Davenport and Ryan Taylor cut the ribbon […]

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for the love of lidos

For the Love of Lidos

It’s official; the nation has declared its love of lidos and it looks like it’s a relationship that’s set to last, with a real renaissance taking place for the joy of outdoor swimming. The hot summer has also played its part with record-breaking numbers of people visiting lidos across the country, there’s been lots of […]

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Holiday park operator Butlins says that their swimming pools, like the
one at Butlins Minehead, is the second main reason that guests return each year.

Park Operator Plans For The ‘Best Pool In The Country’

UK holiday operator Butlins has unveiled ambitious plans to build a new state-of-the-art swimming facility at its Bognor Regis resort. If given the go ahead, the new £30 million aquatic complex would include a lido, an indoor wave pool, a toddler pool, two flumes and a brand new outdoor rapid river, as well as new changing […]

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Plans to restore Peckham Lido include a 50m pool and an open-air cinema.

Lido Campaign Gains Momentum

A new community-driven campaign to breathe new life into Peckham Lido has been given a £10,000 boost by Southwark Council. The Peckham Lido, to the north of Peckham Rye, fell into disrepair in the 1980s and was largely demolished, but the new campaign has captured the community’s imagination with plans to build a 50m swimming […]

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Built in 1869, Cirencester Open Air Pool has undergone a major refurbishment.

New Look Lido

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool has undergone a £750,000 refurbishment and investment in new facilities. The works, which include new changing facilities, meeting rooms, an office and housing for the pool’s pump and heating machinery represent phase one of redevelopment works at the 147 year old public swimming pool. The heated pool is fed by […]

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Historic Pools Of Britain’s Inaugural Event

Representatives from 30 pools across the UK gathered at Lido Bristol in April for the inaugural Historic Pools of Britain event. The event celebrated the successful restoration and re-opening of Lido Bristol as a stylish outdoor swimming destination and business model. The headline speaker was Bristol Restauranteur, Arne Ringner who purchased the site following a […]

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Martin Young is supported in his role as general manager by a team of 20 staff who oversee the day-to-day running of the lido.

City Hotspot

As one of the capital’s few floodlit, heated, open air Olympic sized pools, London Fields Lido is a perennial favourite of swimmers in Hackney. Open all year round, the Lido is particularly busy with families on warm days during the summer, but is also a firm favourite with stalwart local swimmers, who brave the outside […]

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Major renovations will see the lido restored to its former glory and is due to open next year.

Work Underway At Storm Damaged Lido

Jubilee Pool, an iconic feature of the Penzance seafront for 80 years, is undergoing a major renovation, following significant damage suffered during the winter storms of 2014. The £2.95 million project includes essential structural improvements and repairs, which will return the lido to its former glory. Works to be completed include: • Anchoring the pool […]

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National Campaign Gains Momentum

Historic Pools of Britain, the association launched in September to support the nation’s heritage swimming baths and lidos, is going from strength to strength, having recently signed up its 10th member pool. Bramley Baths in Leeds is the latest water leisure venue to become part of the association, and joins nine other heritage pools across […]

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Seaside Lido Project Is Shaping Up

Saltdean Lido, the country’s only Grade II* listed lido is being brought back to life, thanks to dedication of the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC). Made up of volunteers, the Saltdean Lido CIC has worked hard to obtain funding for the multi-million pound project, which is due for completion in time for the summer […]

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