Saltdean Lido A Derelict Art Deco 1930's Lido in East Sussex
Built in the late 1930's, Saltdean Lido looks rather unloved and sorry for it's self as you catch a glimpse of it whilst traveling along the A259 coast road in East Sussex, UK. This derelict art deco Lido has been closed for several years with only local seagulls able to enjoy the open air swimming pool. Once a must go to place for holiday makers during the golden age of the 1930's over 160 Lido's where built across the UK. Popular with families during the summer season you would have had difficulty finding an empty deck chair or even room in the swimming pool on a sunny day. In recent years local residents formed the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company. These passionate volunteers worked tirelessly to raise money to bring the Lido back to life. Earlier this year the group received wonderful news that in April the diggers will be moving in and work will finally start. Upon hearing this I decided I wanted to document the story and so before the work started I spent the day photographing the Lido. I hope to return soon to continue the project however in the mean time if you would like further information please visit the groups website at www.saltdeanlido.co.uk . They still don't have all the money raised to complete the project so I am sure any support that you can offer will be gladly received. Till next time Scott the photographer.