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Sunshine, fresh air, and a safe place to swim on Morecambe Bay.
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Bathers enjoy the sun and sea air at the popular saltwater lido at Grange-over-Sands, on the Cumbrian coast overlooking Morecambe Bay. Stylishly designed by the council's surveyor Bernard Smith, the Art Deco lido, with its mushroom shaped pool, opened in 1932. It soon proved to be massively popular with swimmers and spectators alike, in keeping with the 1930s vogue for healthy outdoor activities.
Amateur film 1932 2 mins Silent Location: Grange-Over-Sands
Grange's saltwater pool is a stylish location for swimmers and spectators alike.
Amateur film 1968 11 mins Silent Location: Blackpool
A colourful miscellany of footage from both sides of the Pennines.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.