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    Default The Lost Lido, Derbyshire, June 2017


    1. The History
    Very little info about this magical place on the web. It was apparently constructed as a private pool as part of a Country Club that operated in the late 20's early 30's. Around 1938 it became open to members who paid a fee to join. The pool was fed by a mountain stream and even in mid-Summer the water was very cold. Recollections recall it being open to the public in the 1940s/50s and costing a “shilling for children and half a crown for adults”. Apparently the storms of 1947 did an enormous amount of damage to the pool and it was “never the same again”. Despite that, it remained open into the 1960s as corroborated by postcards from that era. Now the pool lays abandoned and hidden in the woods. Here’s a couple of archive pictures of the place:

    Old pool 3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Old pool 4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    2. The Explore
    Explored with non-forum member Gazza-M. Quite easy access for this beauty. Big up to Mikey Mutt for the heads-up. A park-up on the main road and a short walk through the woods and you are there. When we got close we spied some women’s clothes hanging up from a tree. We then spotted one very ginger-haired model on a shoot with photographer there. We nodded and said hello and shortly after they left us to the place on our own.

    3. The Pictures

    One of the few complete statues:

    img0781 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Presumably the “7” is a depth marker showing 7ft.

    img0773 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0772 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0766 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0765 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0759 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    img0756 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0752 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Just one statue left from the four:

    img0748 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0745 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0741 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0740 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0735 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0734 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0733 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0730 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0729 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0728 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0726 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0723 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0721 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0782 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Thanks given by: brickworx, DarkHorse, djrich, druid, ginger5092, Hugh Jorgan, J_a_t_33, krela, Locksley, Luise, Mearing, merribrody, Mikeymutt, mockingbird, Old Wilco, prettyvacant71, rockfordstone, Rubex, Safe Breaker, The Wombat, theartist, thorfrun, Tizzme, zanderoy

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    Ah great you finally got here mate.it looks so different from when I went with the growth.it really is a magical place and knew you would like it.your pics ate lovely from it.hoping to go back with later in the year with the girlfriend and we have a week off work.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Those are great shots Hughie, most enjoyable, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Ah great you finally got here mate.it looks so different from when I went with the growth.it really is a magical place and knew you would like it.your pics ate lovely from it.hoping to go back with later in the year with the girlfriend and we have a week off work.
    Cheers Mikey. Yeah...had a look back at your report and it has got a totally different feel to the place. Deffo worth a revisit in a different season.

    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Those are great shots Hughie, most enjoyable, Thanks
    Cheers Smiler...glad you liked them.

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    any fish in there?

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    lovely stuff Hughie, looks totally different with the change of seasons

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    This is nice and quite different...I like it! Thanks
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    'Covert Exploration Ops'

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    Beautifully captured HughieD :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by theartist View Post
    any fish in there?
    There was a few, aye...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsp77 View Post
    lovely stuff Hughie, looks totally different with the change of seasons
    Cheers JSP...I bet witder is quite special too. Would be nice to photograph it in the four different seasons...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Beautifully captured HughieD :)
    Cheers Rubex...another one for your list!

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    This is a lovely looking place

    Excellent work Hughie :)
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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