Day 22 of our 30 days in May challenge: Peterborough Lido

So today I joined the Friends of Peterborough Lido and Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage to get the Peterborough Lido ready for the summer season.

Volunteers and workers have been here all week with pots of paint, brushes, cleaners, maintenance men, garden men, etc.

We are on a mission to be ready for this Saturday’s opening. If you ever feel like giving a hand with anything like this then please do look up the friends of the Lido because they’re always open to new members that can help them. It’s just basically a bunch of likeminded people that love the Lido and don’t want it to disappear.

So I arrived today at 8:30 this morning and teamed up with Tom and we’ve both been cleaning all the deck chairs for you, making sure there are no spiders cobwebs, etc., so they’re clean, safe and ready to hire.

We’ve put out your benches so that you have somewhere nice to sit in the play park area & be able to watch the kids playing. And then we had the lovely job of cleaning the cubicle so there are nice and clean places to change.

The sun is out, it’s been glorious here and I’m now on my way home for some lunch!

This year The Lido will be offering additional sessions such as Midnight swims, extending our early morning swim offering to include Sundays, and back by popular demand our Summer Solstice. More details to follow so watch the Vivacity Website or social media for more info.

Remember, swimming is free for all children under 5 with a Vivacity card (get this from any Vivacity library), so treat the family to a perfect day out.

A bit of history: The Lido has been standing since 1936 and is one of the few survivors of its type still in use in the United Kingdom. It’s a historic landmark in Peterborough with wonderful elements of art deco design, the Lido and surrounding gardens cover an area of roughly two and a half acres, lying adjacent to the embankment. The main pool is 8 feet 10 inches (2.69 m) deep at the deep end sloping to 2 feet 11 inches (0.89 m) at the shallow end and holds 500,000 gallons (2,273 m³) of water. There are two other heated outdoor pools (learner and paddling), a large sunbathing lawn, balconies overlooking the main area and a small cafe area. It was designated a Grade II listed building in 1992.

I hope to see everybody on Saturday at the grand opening… it’s set to be a nice day with nice weather and again as I said in the video if you do one thing this year come with your friends, your family, your kids, your work colleagues and have a day at the Lido which is something special and unique to us.

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