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South London Swimming Club Race

Undated photograph but possibly early 1920s. Judging by the dress of the non-swimmers, it was taken some time in the winter and may even be of an early Christmas Day race.

South London Swimming Club Race

Making a Splash at Christmas

South West Magazine No 90, December 1996 Article by Stephanie Debere reviewing 'Tooting Bec Lido' by Janet Smith.

Making a Splash at Christmas

A Winter Shower

Jack Snelling, President of the South London Swimming Club in the early 1990s, takes a shower after his winter swim!

A Winter Shower

Bob Pattison

Bob Pattison, President of the South London Swimming Club in the 1990s, takes a winter dip in the late 1970s. Colder winters meant that the lido was often covered in snow and the pool frozen over.

Bob Pattison

Winter Swimming

An evocative photograph of a solitary winter swimmer, December 1995.

Winter Swimming

Ice Skaters

Frank Sims (left) and Jack Snelling take to their ice-skates to clear the snow from a completely frozen lido. The photograph was taken in the 1970s.

Ice Skaters

Winter Swimming 1985

South London Swimming Club President Jack Snelling prepares to dive into a snowy and icy lido in the winter of 1985. Visible in the background is the red-brick pump-room and part of the old entrance which was ...

Winter Swimming 1985

Winter Swimming 1984

South London Swimming Club member Maurice Connor takes his morning dip despite the snow. Maurice first swam at the lido during the First World War and recalled that the water was so black "you couldn't see the...

Winter Swimming 1984

Frozen Lido

Winter 1984/1985 When winters were really winters! Members of the South London Swimming Club stand in the middle of the frozen pool. The man on the left is wearing ice-skates. From left: Peter ?, Jack Snellin...

Frozen Lido

Lido under Snow

Long view of the lido from the deep to the shallow end, c. 1984. The basket room is visible to the left of the cafe; it was taken down in the 1990s.

Lido under Snow
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