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Southport Openair Baths


Southport Openair Baths 1960's
Photo: Martin Pearce
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Photo by Colin Pearce
This was one cold place when you were little, I would have been about eight..........still remember the salt water......Brrrrrrrrr

Comment by: aitch on 24th October 2010 at 10:01

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,

Comment by: Cyril on 24th October 2010 at 10:41

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.

Comment by: maggie on 24th October 2010 at 11:25

I remember in the 50's going there & George Formby was judging a beauty competition. great fun. I learned to swim there.

Comment by: ste on 24th October 2010 at 13:11

it wer ahreet once yer wer in.haha.still had purple lips 4 hour later!!!!

Comment by: Carl on 24th October 2010 at 14:28

Sea at Southport never seen it ????

Comment by: Tony on 24th October 2010 at 15:30

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

Comment by: wanner on 24th October 2010 at 16:50

Is that a bare backside to the right of the pic?

Comment by: babs on 24th October 2010 at 23:30

Does anyone remember the old fellow who was there whatever day you went, can still viualise that wrinkled body, brown as a berry.

Comment by: Ellen on 25th October 2010 at 01:36

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.

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