Looking Back: ‘Memories from the Lido’

One of Peterborough’s iconic buildings, and a leisure destination for generations of Peterborians, the Lido failed to open its doors last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 5:00 am
Do you know anyone in this picture of the Lido? Do you know when it was taken?
Do you know anyone in this picture of the Lido? Do you know when it was taken?

Happily, albeit with restrictions, it re-opened this week.

To celebrate here are some pictures – one of youngsters having a splashing time and the other of the famous facade and some other images from theh venue’s past.

The Lido first opened as the Corporation Swimming Pool in 1936 by then mayor of Peterborough, Arthur Mellows.

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The iconic exterior of Peterborough Lido.
A great picture of the Lido from our archives. Do you recognise anyone in the picture? Can you help us date it?
Bill Marriott (76) a regular at the Lido was one of the first to enjoy a swim this week.
Bill Marriot was one of the first swimmers to take a dip in the Lido when it reopened this week her he is at Lido at age of about 15.
An archive image dated 1940 after the Lido was damaged by an air raid.