PEOPLE have been reminiscing about their time spent at a community pool after news broke that it was about to receive a funding boost to delve into its history.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the construction of Grange Lido, the Community Benefit Society Save Grange Lido will delve into the huge collection of artefacts from the pool and give residents the chance to share their memories.

It has been made possible thanks to a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The former Grange baths officially opened on the promenade in the town on August 18, 1932 and was closed in 1993.

Victoria Jones said: "About time, it should not have been allowed to get like this in the first place.

"I used to go when I was younger."

Sue Atkinson said: "Such wonderful memories going there with my family, I loved Grange baths."

Lydia Marshall said: "I learnt to swim there! We used to go across from Arnside Primary School; happy days."

John Williams said: "Wonderful childhood memories with my parents and having a picnic."

Jennifer Spruce said: "Spent many great times there, swimming in sea water, great memories."

Grange Lido has been mothballed since the final swimmers left almost 30 years ago, however campaign group Save Grange Lido has been working hard over several years to restore the pool and bring it back into use.

David Dawson from Save Grange Lido said: “When the pool was abandoned so many fascinating items were left behind, including hundreds of photographs, documents relating to the construction and dozens of trophies from the many swimming galas over the years."

The 90th anniversary of the opening of the pool will also be marked with a Cross Bay Walk on August 20 to raise funds for the restoration of the lido.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the project, or finding out more, should visit SGL’s website at