Southport Openair Baths9 Comments
Photo: Martin Pearce
Item #: 16182
This was one cold place when you were little, I would have been about eight..........still remember the salt water......Brrrrrrrrr
We went in there a lot as kids, that was in the 40s, also the one in Rhyl, it was more a pilgrimage than anything else, wakes week holidays never altered, we never went away for a week, but usualy went somewhere every day, Southport, New Brighton, Rhyl, Morecambe, and last but not least, Chester Zoo,
I remember the Lido too Martin, and yes the water was very bracing, though really nice with lots of fun on a hot summers day, much better than going into the sea, which in the sixties remember was filthy.
I remember in the 50's going there & George Formby was judging a beauty competition. great fun. I learned to swim there.
it wer ahreet once yer wer in.haha.still had purple lips 4 hour later!!!!
Sea at Southport never seen it ????
Hello Carl, T%he sea was in today at Southport. Had a ride up the coastal road. Will ee the sea in more now, since dedredging the Ribble
Is that a bare backside to the right of the pic?
Does anyone remember the old fellow who was there whatever day you went, can still viualise that wrinkled body, brown as a berry.
I still have somewhere a photo of the sea encroaching on the landward side of Marine Drive, which shows a sign sticking out of the water, which says NO PARKING ON MARINE DRIVE. It was taken sometime in the mid-fifties, during the Spring half term holiday.