Sizzling summer temperatures provided a welcome boost for the country’s water leisure sector. The high temperatures sent young and old alike flocking to open air swimming pools and lidos in an attempt to cool off. In fact, searches for water parks, lidos and beaches increased by an average of 277 per cent between June 19 […]
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.