A Brief Introduction to Lidos

Increasing water safety concerns in the 1920s inspired the creation of outdoor pools with concrete, tiled tanks and water filtration systems.Read more

6 Spectacular Swimming Pools

England is a nation of swimmers: we make around 80 million visits to swimming pools every year. The 1930s were the ‘Golden Age’ of lidos, with over 150 built, and another flurry of swimming pool construction came in the aftermath of the Second World War.Read more

5 Heritage Sites Saved by their Local Community

1. Hastings Pier, East Sussex Hastings Pier was built in 1872 and flourished during the Victorian seaside tourist boom. Following a recent troubled history it has been rescued by Hastings Pier Charity and White Rock Trust who, with grants from English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund, are repairing the Victorian structure to create a People’s Pier, owned by local residents and businesses. 2. Battersea Arts Centre, London Battersea Arts Centre Charity campaigned to save this building in 1970 when it was threatenedRead more