Tuesday, November 30, 2021
HomeNewsAn inspirational campaign

An inspirational campaign

The campaign to reopen Peckham’s buried lido has been imaginative, inspirational and something that brought the community together. It’s fantastic to see the target smashed this week.

With the benefit of hindsight, the closing of our lidos seems like such short-termism. In the week that people marked the 150th birthday of Ada Salter, who, along with her husband pioneered healthy living for poor constituents in this part of the city, it’s fitting that such a plan to bring back a facility that encourages active, outdoor living has realised its objective.

Of course lidos also faded in popularity after the cost of foreign travel plummeted and more and more people chose to go abroad in the summer. Perhaps, post Brexit and with a heatwave upon us, we can glimpse the glorious future??Staying put all summer, lounging at the lido? There are worse ways to pass the summer, after all.

Congratulations to all those who got this idea off the ground – and good luck to them in their quest to turn it into a reality in the months ahead.


Most Popular

Recent Comments

Michael Peacock on The King of Nunhead
EricEatsPickles on Letters to the editor: 09/11/17
Bermonds03 on Rye Station
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
Peter Bavington on Letters to the editor: 08/12/16
Darren McCreery on Letters: 25/05/16
Paula Griffin on Letters: 25/05/16
Catherine Stephens on COLUMN: Harriet Harman MP
Terrie Walker Amor on £5k raised for brave Southwark kids
Francis Githaiga on GALLERY: Walworth’s Got Talent!
Charlotté India Péto on TOMMY BLACKMORE: Photos and tributes
Jemma Louise Dwyer on Competition: WIN a bike worth £500!
SAMANTHA JANE HATTON on Tributes pour in for Barry Albin-Dyer
Mrs. Stephanie Lodge on Send us your Blue Plaque nominations