Four days to go..... Not long now Over the last few weeks, the lovely Peterborough Lido grounds has been woken up from its winter hibernation and has been the hive of activity. A great deal of planning and work goes into clearing the winter's detritus away. Scrubbing, painting repairing and generally renovating the building goes … Continue reading Getting ready for Summer 2019.
Richard Baker It is with huge regret and sadness that we have received news of the death of Richard Baker. Richard had been a regular user of the Lido for many years, and in recent years was an active member of the Friends’ Management Committee. We will all miss his wise counsel, friendship, and shared … Continue reading Condolences.
News update from Janet Martin, Chair of the Friends of Peterborough lido. Dear Friends, I'm sure you are all as I am excited as I am about the opening of our beloved Lido for this Summer's season. I am therefore delighted to be able to confirm the following details for the opening day and exclusive … Continue reading Summer Season 2019
Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Peterborough Lido Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Peterborough Lido is to be held on Wednesday 6th March 2019, gathering at 5.30pm for 6.00pm prompt start, at the Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough All paid-up Members of the Friends of Peterborough Lido … Continue reading Notification of AGM
Peterborough Lido Friends would like to add our Congratulations to Cleveland Pools. Cleveland Pools located in Hampton Row, Bath, Somerset, England is a semi-circular lido built to designs by John Pinch the elder in 1815. It is believed to be the oldest public outdoor swimming pool in England. It is a Grade II listed building. … Continue reading Congratulations to Cleveland Pool
The first week in November the Lido Friends Committee along with Vivacity's Steven Luker and Jon Marsden, Vivacity's Director of Sports and Healthy Living, met for the first time since the Lido closed for the season. Vivacity has reported that this, Lido 2018, season has been the most successful season for many years. The main … Continue reading Your Committee and Vivacity
Report by Janet Martin. Some of you will remember that the Historic Pools of Britain Association held their Summer 2018 conference here in Peterborough, visiting our very own historic lido. Following this, their Winter conference took place on Thursday 11th October in nearby Northampton, meaning that attendance wasn’t too much of a challenge for Peterborians; … Continue reading Historic Pools of Britain – Winter Conference 2018
On a beautiful warm, sunny October afternoon a few of the 'Friends' early morning Lido swimmer met up in Central Park for lunch and a catch up. It was such a warm day and we were definitely mourning the Lido being closed.
Summer 2018 As this summer season comes to an end, I’m sure you’ll all agree it's been a season that won’t be soon forgotten. Looking back to the Friends preseason swim The weather was a cool cloudy 18 degrees. But the water was an unexpected 26 degrees. The delightful anticipation of jumping, diving, or slipping … Continue reading A Look Back at 2018 the Lido Summer Season
2018- As Lido season draws to a close What a Summer this has been One, the Lido has never seen. Not for years, at least, that is Every day, one not to miss. The heatwave meant it couldn't be better A tropical paradise in the City Centre. Long sunny days made it terrific Blue sky … Continue reading …..and so begins the last week….