IN CELEBRATION of Grange Lido’s 87th anniversary, campaigners hoping to restore it held a series of special events at the weekend.

To mark the special occasion, the site was open to the public for the first time in years for a series of guided tours. Demand proved popular and all places were filled within a matter of hours.

Phil Bradby, chair of Save Grange Lido, said: “We are very grateful to South Lakeland District Council for allowing us to access the lido and the National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding the events. It was a real pleasure to be able to show visitors around. People were delighted to get the chance to see inside after so many years.”

The event was organised by the Save Grange Lido group which is campaigning to reopen the pool, which has been derelict for 25 years. The group was formed in 2011 and in January 2019 became a community benefit society.

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