Highfields Lido and Lakeside Arts Project

Did you use Highfields Park Lido? Did you use it in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s or in its final season in 1980?

As part of an anniversary project Nottingham Lakeside Arts, part of the University of Nottingham, is asking you to share your memories, photos and film footage of your time spent at the Lido. We’d love to hear your stories. Did you meet your future wife or husband there? Was it a meeting point for you and your friends growing up? Did you learn to swim in the Lido? Do you remember any particular characters who used to work at the Lido? We would like your permission to share some of these stories and photos as part of our project either on social media or as part of our anniversary art installation.

Please contact nicolabeswick@gmail.com in the first instance if you can help with this research project.


About nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam

Originally formed in 1965 to try to save or at least record before destruction the cave sites continually discovered during the major redevelopment of the City that took place in Nottingham in the 1960′s. Almost every day new sites were unearthed and destroyed before anyone was notified; last thing they wanted was someone telling them to stop what they were doing; TIME is MONEY. The word HIDDEN in the Team’s title is because a lot of what was being invisibly lost in the redevelopment was our early history in the caves, they are under most, if now all, of Nottingham. In the 80’s and 90’s the Team conducted with the help of Dr Robert Morrell and Syd Henley, research and work on Nottingham’s history, folklore and local archaeology. The Team published quarterly magazines on their findings. The Team lapsed for a few years after the death of Paul Nix who was the team leader for thirty plus years. The Team has reformed and is now back working on Nottingham local history. On this blog you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. Most of the material published will be specifically related to Nottingham/shire local history.
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