About Us

Lido History

Sandford Parks Lido was first opened in 1935, and has been here for the people of Gloucestershire ever since.

Following the successful refurbishment of our main pool and surrounding area in 2006/07 we felt it an appropriate time to document the history of swimming and to celebrate the 1930s boom in lidos and their struggle for survival in a changing world.  We also wish to highlight the success story of Sandford Parks Lido.

The passion of local people prevented its closure and the dedication and hard work of the Charitable Trust has now secured the future of our beloved lido. Many individuals have been instrumental in the preservation of our lido and we would like to thank you all for your dedication over the years.

Since the 2006/7 refurbishment we have been collecting any documents and pictures relating to Sandford Parks Lido’s history and we are aiming to make these available on these pages.  In the meantime, we invite you to send us your personal memories and documents that best portray your experience of our unique facility so that we may add these to our collection.

To view our conservation plan for Sandford Parks Lido, please Sandford Parks Lido CMP

Our Trustees

Nigel Morton – Chair
Nigel Morton
Chairman
Tony Cherrington – Vice Chair
Tony Cherrington
Vice Chairman
Liz Holtham
Liz Holtham
Trustee
Judy Lake
Judy Lake
Trustee
Honorary Alderman Dave Banyard
Dave Banyard
Honorary Alderman
Chris James
Chris James
Trustee
Carole Billington-Wood
Carole Billington-Wood
Trustee
Jonathan Claridge
Jonathan Claridge
Trustee
Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis
Trustee
Andy Holding
Andy Holding
Trustee
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