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Grange Lido

Sunshine, fresh air, and a safe place to swim on Morecambe Bay.

Amateur film 1932 1 mins Silent

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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.