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You should have asked!


I remember doing a story on a campaign to get Woolston Lido re-opened.

That, I think, would be sometime in the mid-to-late 1960s. I went to the site with a photographer (I was on the Lancashire Evening Post (Post and Chronicle) at the time. We took pictures of the pool, which was disused and empty and had been so for some time. We also borrowed (from someone, I can't recall who) some pictures of the Lido in its hey day when it was packed with swimmers. It looked more like Blackpool than Woolston.

The site was at that time owned by Walter Farrington, local businessman, county councillor and licensee of the Noggin Inn at Risley. I seem to recall it was largely used as a caravan site.

So, somewhere in the archives of the Lancs Evening Post there should be a story and picture that would shed some light.

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