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The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013
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    Default The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013

    Visited with Obscurity,Spaceinvader,UrbanGinger,and 2 non members

    After such a long break since the last time we visited and it being sealed Blatantly ripped open and then sealed tight this place has been off the circuit of explore,so after a lot fo recce and planning a way ni was found although it very public and risky off we went to crack on,thos of you who have visited will know the baths are tidal so with that in mind the first visit was a short one due to the "old" way used to get into the rest of the areas via the old smugglers tunnels being a tad destroyed and collapsed.2nd visit was sorted and the rest of the place was explored only missing a few bits here and there due to the rather non existent routes

    Brief history of which there is much

    HISTORY
    The complex of buildings on the site are of two distinct phases: an early-C19 sea bathing
    establishment, dating from 1824, called the Clifton Baths; and a C20 lido, dating from 1926, called the Cliftonville Lido from 1938. The structures are on four levels, the lower levels excavated from the chalk cliffs and only the upper level, on the landward side, above ground level.

    More to be found here Margate Architecture: Clifonville Baths granted listed status

    On with the pics

    Echoes nightclub





    A few from Hades where the raves all happened a long time ago now



    Price list would be a dream in this day and age



    The underground Harbour and then down a level







    Below echoes Club



    Into the changing rooms which is generaly a tad of a paddle about










    Up in the main hall area



    The not so grand hall,when i visited 3 years ago it was full of the rotten contents of the hall,stage,chairs the lot all gone





    Thanks for putting up with so many images which arent my best, but last time i was here i used a very old nokia mobile fone and fortunately i wasn't a member on here back then so not many people have seen it
    Last edited by wevsky; 27-09-2013 at 10:07 PM.

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    Default Re: The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013

    Its nice to see bits of seaside heritage, outdoor pools and lidos used to be all the rage back in the 30's and remaining ones are now very rare.
    Saviour of the sporran

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    Default Re: The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013

    i love this especially the water one
    yesterday is history.tomorrow is a mystery. today is a gift thats why is called present

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    Default Re: The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013

    This one really has seen better days but its local and well worth the effort accessing the place

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    Default Re: The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013

    great pictures, all of them. enjoyed the report

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