At the lido

At the lido
Garfield Hall, PH Ref 890681, Courtesy of Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance © The Artist’s Estate
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Reference number 
1940s (approx)

Jubilee Pool has always been more than a place to swim, as the elaborate hairstyles of these three women suggests. This image of relaxing at the local lido echos the glamour associated with the original Lido di Venezia.

Although this photo was thought to be of Jubilee Pool, the grass that has been spotted at the bottom of the image has put this notion into doubt. Do you know more about this image: Who is in it? Where was it taken?


My mother Thelma Hoare (Rogers) is on the left.
Taken by a Sunday newspaper about 1947

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