Craig explores the history of the Art Deco Lido and shares some exciting news of a local restoration
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.
Beautiful Art Dec architecture of the Broomhill Lido
D-Day veteran Ray Marshall dives at the Broomhill Lido