The former swimmers, kayakers and skateboarders of the Albert Avenue baths in Hull
The outside lido served as a community center during the hot summer months of the 90s
The Albert Avenue baths were the heart of the community during the summer of the 90s. These fantastic archival photos show the people who rushed there during the hot days of Hull to bathe and even the skateboarders who put it to good use when it was emptied.
It was recently announced that work has begun at the baths on avenue Albert to restore the outdoor swimming pool and leisure center to their former glory. The works will cost £10.5million and will bring a large gym and fitness studio offering aerobics classes as well as a facelift to the historic site. However, the renovation will not only be cosmetic.
Mechanical and electrical systems need to be replaced along with new heating and ventilation systems. Supported by Hull City Council, the project includes the construction of a brand new outdoor lido replacing the original which closed 30 years ago.
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The pool opened in 1958 and has been home to many happy memories for locals each summer. The original lido was 66 feet wide by 125 feet long and 3 feet deep. The new pool will be 82 feet wide by 121 feet long and 4 feet deep to accommodate swimming competitions.
It was last used for public swimming in the 80s and has since been used by a private kayak club. The new and improved baths on Albert Avenue are scheduled to reopen to the public in the summer of 2023.
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