Endell Street Open Air Swimming Pool
A view of the open air swimming pool in Endell Street, Holborn, London, on the site of Holborn Borough Council's Public Swimming bath which was pulled down in 1938 in preparation for the building of a more modern bath. Reconstruction was prevented by the outbreak of war and the cavity of the old Bath became a static water tank to aid fire-fighting during the blitz in London. The wartime decontamination centre, seen behind the pool surmounted by the Borough's Coat of Arms, provided dressing accommodation for 200 persons an hour. Now part of the Oasis Sports Centre.
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Mrs Wilfrid Ashley at the Venice Lido, Italy
Mrs Wilfrid Ashley (?-1954), later Lady Mount Temple, nee Muriel (Molly) Spencer and formerly the Hon Mrs Forbes-Sempill. Seen here at the Venice Lido, Italy, seeking inspiration for her work. She was involved in interior decoration and floral design, and ran a florist business called Flower Decorations.
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The Lido Lady by Ronald Jeans
Promotional postcard for The Lido Lady by Ronald Jeans; Lyrics Lorenz Hart; music Richard Rodgers. First produced at the Alhambra, Bradford, 4th October and the Gaiety Theatre, 1st December 1926 Despite the involvement of Rodgers and Hart, the show was not produced in the United States. The Great Gaiety Success seems to be for a touring company, but this is for the Gaiety. Date: 1926
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library