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Guilford Lido Receives 90th Year Facelift

As Guildford Lido nears the completion of its extensive construction and refurbishment works this month, it also celebrated its 90th year of serving its community today, 21st June 2023.

In 1932, the then Mayor of Guildford, William Harvey, launched the Work Fund scheme, to raise money and create jobs for unemployed people in Guildford. The scheme carried out a number of different jobs around the borough, including the creation of the Guildford Lido.

By the end of 1932, building work had begun on the Lido, costing £13,700, and was officially opened on 21st June 1933 by the then Mayor of Guildford, William Harvey, who was also the first person to dive in and go for a swim.

Today Cllr Masuk Miah, the Mayor of Guildford, visited the Lido to cut the commemorative cake and tour the premises.

Accompanying Cllr Miah on the tour and answering questions was Scott Jagdeo MRICS of Guildford Borough Council; Jonathan Tan and Mark Chambers of Lytle Associates Architects and Tanja Clark of MCS.


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