Tell us your lido stories!

The classic British lido is undergoing a renaissance. Not since the 1930s has there been such a demand for outdoor swimming pools and many derelict lidos are being restored and reopened.

A new documentary Splash Palace will reveal why so many exquisite Thirties lidos fell into ruin and how public demand and community campaigns are inspiring their rebirth in the 21st Century.

If you have a tale to tell about your lido campaign or a colourful local pool personality or memory, Patrick McLennan would like to hear from you at

Splash Palace will be produced and directed by Patrick, whose debut documentary was UK box office hit The Ponds. It will be executive produced by Christopher Hird at Dartmouth Films and will begin filming in 2020.