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A History of British Lidos
« on: 09:36:07, 01/06/19 »
I know of Sale Lido on Washway Road, and The Galleon in Didsbury - both no longer in use.

 Historic Pools of Britain

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Saltdean Lido, in Brighton, was dilapidated and on the verge of demolition in 2013 before being saved by local campaigners

A pair of outdoor swimming enthusiasts have documented the humble beginnings and enduring appeal of Britain's lidos.

Janet Wilkinson and Emma Pusill visited more than 100 outdoor pools because of their "passion" for lidos and public swimming.

Their book, The Lido Guide, features pools across the UK, including those in Lincolnshire, Sussex, Essex and Wales.

Historic Pools of Britain said outdoor swimming "has seen a big revival in recent years".
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