Out of the Blue, 1937-2007: A Celebration of Brockwell Park Lido
by Peter Bradley
A book to celebrate Brockwell Lido on its 70th birthday, Out of the Blue celebrates the changing fortunes of the Lido over its lifetime and the determined but successful struggles to prevent its demolition. There are evocative photographs from every decade and memories of more than 70 users and observers.
Out of the Blue was written by local historian Peter Bradley, working with a team of 10 BLU members, who helped with interviews. The project was funded by Awards for All.
Jacket price £6.99. ISBN 978-0-9556270-0-2
Waterwords: Lido Poems
by Brockwell Lido swimmers. Edited by Melanie L. Mauthner and Hylda Sims
…The ice cold water touched my toes
I took a deep breath
And my world changed
To celebrate the Lido’s 70th birthday – and its escape from demolition – BLU ran poetry workshops by the pool in the summer of 2007 for swimmers to write about water. More than 100 of these poems, mostly written and illustrated by children, are published in this stunning collection.
Jacket price £6.95. ISBN 978-0-9556270-1-9
Copies of Out of the Blue and Waterwords are available from the reception desk at the Brockwell Lido,
or by post from Brockwell Lido Users (BLU), Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PA.
(Please add £1 per book for post and packing.)
Or try the following local bookshops:
- Herne Hill Books, 289 Railton Road, London SE24 0LY ( 020 7998 1673)
- Tales On Moon Lane, 25 Half Moon Lane, London, SE24 9JU (020 7274 5759) www.talesonmoonlaneonline.tbpcontrol.co.uk. Temporarily closed
- Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, London SE21 8SW (020 8670 9842)
- Review, 131 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4QY (020 7639 7400)
- Chener Books, 14 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8HN (020 8299 0771)
- The Bookseller Crow on the Hill, 50 Westow Street, London SE19 3AF (020 8771 883) www.booksellercrow.co.uk
- Village Books, 1d Calton Avenue, London, SE21 7DE (020 8693 2808)
You can also buy them online from Amazon UK. www.amazon.co.uk
For more information, e-mail info@brockwelllido.