Saltdean Lido Mounted Print (Limited Edition of 500)
This fine art giclee print measuring 40x50cm fully mounted, is hand numbered and signed by Dave Thompson and is one of an edition size of just 500.
Talented railway poster artist, Dave Thompson, has now captured the enduring appeal of Saltdean Lido's classic design in a specially commissioned giclee print for the Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company. All profit from this limited edition image, signed by the artist, will go towards the Lidos restoration fund, and help bring back this stunning building as a living monument to the Lido movement.
Saltdean Lido is the only Grade II* (star) listed lido in the UK and has been named by Historic England as 'One of the Seven Wonders of the English Seaside' and 'architecturally probably the finest lido in England'. It was built in the streamlined 'Moderne' style in 1938 by architect, R.W.H. Jones and is considered to be the apogee of lido design.
Although currently in a derelict state, Saltdean Lido's unique and enduring appeal can perhaps be summarised by the memories of some of its early visitors who, having paid just sixpence to enjoy its modern facilities, imagined themselves on board a stately ocean-liner bound for continental Europe. With its aerodynamic sundecks, grand rotunda restaurant, and tall chimney - rising like a ship's funnel above the crescent-shaped pool - it is not difficult to see why.
Sadly, this much loved building is now in a neglected and dilapidated state and features on Historic England's Buildings at Risk register. However, for the past 8 years, a group of volunteers has worked tirelessly with an aim to bring the entire site back to its former glory.
The Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (a not for profit), has been set up to safeguard and restore Saltdean Lido for the benefit of current and future generations. The group of volunteers have already restored the pool, and are now raising funds to restore the building too. Full details of the project can be viewed via their website: www.saltdeanlido.co.uk
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