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#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:52 pm

Phil just out of Interest what do you know of "Shirley Lido" and have you any pictures.
Do you know where it was.?


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#2 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:11 pm

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As far as I am aware Shirley Lido was in Shirley Park somewhere near the rear of the Saracens Head public house. I read some time ago that one of the buildings was still standing today although in use for something else. But the arches seem in these photos can still be seen although they have been bricked in now.

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#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:47 am

I actually worked in the building that wa Shirley Lido. It in Sansome Rd off Haslucks Green Rd. Yes some of the arches have bee bricked up. It is privately owned and is occupied partly by The window Centre. Have you any pictures please phil,ther is only one that I know of. Thanks SB


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#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:19 am

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I don't follow, Pictures of what? I have posted the three photos I have of the Lido. I think they are rather old from the late 30's or 40's but there again I think it closed in the 60's.

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#5 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:10 pm

Sorry Phil I am on Blackberry hadn't seen pictures. Thanks


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:57 pm

Shirley Library was roofed over and turned into an industrial unit, it's now called Lid House. Several companies have operated there, including my place of work, Charisma Design and Print. It is now still in use.


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#7 by Voltman , Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:11 pm

Here's a Google walk....

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=U...2,23.38,,0,9.98

The road and houses appear to be where the pool was, a small archway is visible to the left of shot next to the double garage with others presumably behind the garage.
The big house shown in the old photo isn't to found.
Note the Lido Pool is trying to return but is just a small puddle.

Is this the right place?

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#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:03 pm

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If you had gone a little further down Sansome Rd to Sansome Rise you would have seen the old Lido Buildings (see photo) the second photo is the arches now bricked up.

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#9 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:40 pm

Some of the arches are still open inside the building known now as Lido house.


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#10 by Voltman , Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:28 pm

I went into Sansome Rise but I didn't see any more arches. I found some more photo's on t'internet though, including the one on the right of the two Phil posted this morning.

So was the outdoor pool in Sansome Rise or Burley Close?

Other piccies I looked at :
http://www.soyouwantto.co.uk/shirleylido.html
http://www.solihull-online.com/1937.htm

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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:25 pm

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I no authority on the Shirley Lido and I don't think I ever went there, but I thought I heard that it was in Shirley Park. So perhaps none of those houses and roads were there then.

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#12 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:40 pm

I only know because I have worked in the building for a few months. There is a company called the Window Centre in the Front of it now. A fire extinguisher company on the side, and a fancy goods firm at the back. On the inside the floors are on different levels, as per it's original layout. It's owned by a brother and sister. SB


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#13 by Voltman , Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:55 pm

So SB, how old do you think the building is?

And, which side of the building, given its internal structure, do you think the Lido pool was on?

And, where does the reference to a Library come from? Was this a later use of the building?


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#14 by Sheldonboy , Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:27 am

Don't know about the Library, I will ask my mate Brian he looks after the place.
The pool was inside where the building is now it was built around it.There is a passageway inside, where you go down a ramp at one end and come up at the other end, that's one end of the pool. SB
VM in one of your links, Lido House is described as an enterprise centre for Design and Printing. This is the firm I work for Charisma Design and Print. now in Colebrook Rd Tyseley.


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#15 by Voltman , Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:20 am

Well that explains why you said it was roofed over, it just doesn't look big enough to have had the pool that's in the picture within those walls.

I checked Charisma out and decided you didn't work for them anymore because you work in town somewhere.
I noticed they do hotel work.
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