Great Lengths – on the Art and Architecture of historic Swimming Pools and Lidos

Swimming is Britain’s second favourite form of recreation (after walking).  For many swimmers the baths themselves are cherished.  Some, particularly those built in the Victorian and Edwardian years, are rich in decorative tilework, stained glass, polished wood and terracotta detailing.   Art Deco and Modernist lidos became the urban beaches of their day.  Our lecturer considers how the pools of today compare.

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