Barry Lido

27 April 2021 ·

Barry Lido opened at The Knap on May 1st 1926 and was one of the largest lidos in the United Kingdom at that time. It was a cold water lido and measured around 360 foot long.

The Lido 1920s.
The Lido 1930s – Peoples Collection

There were two banks of chalets either side of the pool in a semi circle shape and these were rented out by families who came to the lido during the summer months.

During the 70s the daily entry fee for the lido was 5p!

The pool was an incredibly popular place to vist but by the 1980s it had begun to fall into decline. The pool closed in 1996 and demolition began in March 2004.

Further reading: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/lidos-vanished-wales-ones-still-15028930

 Demolition

The Lido today

The outline of the lido can still be seen where the paths run alongside the grassed areas. There are brightly coloured bars placed in the areas where the chalets once were. It is incredible to see just how big the area that the lido was in.

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