We have collated many lovely tales and fond - and not so fond! - memories from people who spent time at the baths despite the cold water and inclement British weather!

Some of these memories now adorn the hoarding at the site whilst others were hilarious but just a little too risqué to be turned into creative designs! A guest at our Lido Site Open Day recalled:

Wonderful, happy and funny memories – especially the day my dad’s woollen, knitted trunks peeled off when he dived in!


We love these stories and memories and want to hear more! Please send them to us by using the form or contact details at the bottom of the page. We can't guarantee we can turn them into creative designs but we would love to add them to the slideshow below.

Unfortunately, the site now stands derelict and the current generation are missing the opportunity to  make their own memories and improve their health and well-being.

Read more about the 'The Derelict Site' here.

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Lido Memories brought to life by Zeppo Creative

7/6d for a season ticket. Came every weekend and most evenings in the late '50s and '60s. Bag of chips on the way home!

(Janet T)