Tuesday 30 June 2015
Location: Plymouth, Devon, England
Address: Hoe Road
Date: Oct 2007
Tinside Lido is a sea water swimming pool located on the Plymouth Hoe. The pool takes in water from the surrounding bay, some of which is pumped up into a fountain at the center. It was built in 1935 and was closed for much needed renovations in 1992. It re-opened a few years prior to our visit in 2007. The lido had its Art Deco design fully restored, back to how it appeared when they held beauty contests there or bands performed overlooking the pool. The word "lido" is used for an outdoor swimming pool and the area around it. You may most often hear it used on cruise ships to represent the level with the pool. "Please join us on the Lido Deck this morning at 10 AM for our aquarobics program."
Tinside Lido is open during the summer months and many of the children from Plymouth have fond memories of swimming here. They would be able to look out into the sea, but be protected by the barrier the pool provided. When we walked along The Hoe with a member of our English family, the pool was closed for the season. Coincidentally, both our English family member and the Tinside Lido celebrate their 80th birthday this year.
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