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


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