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A blueprint to regenerate the famous lido was approved at the council's Taf development control meeting.
By late 1939 ther 70 lidos in Lond so s me of the bes were in northern Li L do near Br Yorks, was bu ma m rk the silv eb ebrations fo V and wa largest he th the co By late 1939 there were almost 70 lidos in London, although some of the best-loved pools were in northern Britain.
SUMMER days in Birmingham used to mean the chance to cool off in the local lido.
The "new Afan Lido" will have an eight-lane pool with boom and movable floor, a learner pool, 100-seat spectator gallery and four-court sports hall with retractable seating for 100 spectators.
Although to some it might be like going to a swimming pool without a roof, a lido can feel magical when the sun glints off the water and reflects from the often impressive architecture.
There were other impressive regional lidos, namely Blackpool Open Air Baths, Morecambe's Super Swimming Stadium and Colwyn Bay lido.
Illustrated with numerous photographs and other materials, this book architecturally profiles the lidos and open air pools of Britain.
In Britain lidos became a symbol of civic pride and progression and also fell in with the 1920-30s fashion for sun tans ( now a skin cancer no-no.
THE National Lido of Wales has welcomed its 10,000th visitor two weeks to the day since it opened.