Saltdean Lido A Derelict Art Deco 1930's Lido in East Sussex

Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. The now derelict 1930's lido used to be a popular place for British holiday makers to visit before the introduction of cheap flights abroad. © Scott Ramsey Photography.

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.

 

Fenced off and with only local seagulls able to enjoy the open air swimming pool, a derelict Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. © Scott Ramsey Photography

A view over the fence of Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. © Scott Ramsey Photography

 The early evening sun light casts shadows on a wooden fence in front of Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. © Scott Ramsey Photography

The early evening sun light casts shadows on a wooden fence in front of Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. © Scott Ramsey Photography

Temporary fences erected around Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. © Scott Ramsey Photography.

For the last few years this is one of the only views local residents have had of Saltdean Lido however with work starting soon this will hopefully soon change. © Scott Ramsey Photography

The view of Saltdean Lido in East Sussex through a fence. © Scott Ramsey Photography

A cyclist pushes her bike up a steep walk way in front of the derelict Saltdean Lido in East Sussex, UK. © Scott Ramsey Photography