Open every summer for 155 years without exception, the Pells Pool is the oldest outdoor freshwater swimming pool in the UK. Located in the town of Lewes in East Sussex, the pool has become a much-loved institution within the community, serving the surrounding villages and nearby towns. A spring-fed pool, Pells still draws its water […]
Lidos have a special meaning for those of us of a certain age. They evoke childhood memories of style and glamour with outdoor swimming, ice creams by the pool and art deco buildings, often gleaming white. But the development of modern indoor pools saw a great number of these outdoor pleasure palaces disappear as they fell into disrepair and failed to compete with modern local sports facilities.