Bringing A Lido Back To Life

Craig explores the history of the Art Deco Lido and shares some exciting news of a local restoration

Blogger shares details of the restoration of a historical Lido in Ipswich

The plans for the restoration of the Broomhill Lido in Ipswich

Thanks to the 1930’s almost 170 outdoor swimming pools, or Lidos, were built in the UK. They were a place to relax, take in the air and exercise. With stunning Art Deco architecture, the pools saw a decline in the 1960’s due to less expensive air fairs taking UK citizens over seas for summer holidays. Sadly the vast majority closed and went into rapid decline and dereliction.  
Influencer talks about the campaign to restore a historic grade II listed Lido in Ipswich

Beautiful Art Dec architecture of the Broomhill Lido

Broomhill Lido in Ipswich in its hey day

D-Day veteran Ray Marshall dives at the Broomhill Lido

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Become a stem cell donor for the Anthony Nolan Trust

Craig shares details on how you can help saves lives by registering as a stem cell donor for the Anthony Nolan Trust

In my last post about The Anthony Nolan Trust I shared details about little Anthony Nolan, and his Mothers incredible quest to help make sure that others didn’t suffer like her son from blood cancer. The trust has done some amazing work in highlighting this cancer and building a database of donors who can really help save lives. This is where you come in! Are you a lifesaver? You could be!

Signing up to become a donor is simple. Just answer a few simple questions and you’re done. If you’re a match they will contact you and discuss the next steps. The video below explains exactly what will happen and how.

You really can save a life. People and their families suffer every day and the more people who are on the register, the more chances that someones suffering can stop. If you’re still unsure whether you should register, why not read a few stories from real life donors.

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The Mercure Grange Park Hotel Review

Craig shares his experience of his stay at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel in Hull in this Hotel review blog post

Blogger reviews the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

The beautiful Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

Okay, let’s get your first thought out of the way. Yes Hull! We all know it’s had some bad press in the past, but that’s just where it is; in the past. After being voted the city of culture in 2017 Hull has seen significant regeneration and is all the better for it. The city isn’t the only thing that had a huge amount of money spent on it as the Mercure Grange Park Hotel also had a pretty penny lavished on it, with some major refurbishment. That said, let me tell you about my experience.
The manor house that forms part of the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

The original manor that still forms part of the Hotel

The Hotel

The photograph above of the original 19th century manor house was taken in 1944 before the building was turned from a tired home in to a 100 room hotel with gym, pool, restaurant, bar and local spa on the doorstep. Skip forward a few years to March 2018, and the Hotel was the proud winner of a REYTA award in The Remarkable Business Tourism category. And thanks to a million pound plus refurbishment of the main event space and all 100 bedrooms, this Hotel now holds a four star rating.

Influencer reviews his stay at the Mercure Hull Hotel

The reception area of the Hotel

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