Jump to content

Woolston lido


Gary
 Share

Recommended Posts

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...