THE LIDO REFLECTING TWO SIDES OF NATURE
BOB Broadfield of Stourbridge has been kind enough to send us these two contrasting pictures of the Stewponey Lido, one from 1961 and another from the 1980s.
The Stewponey Lido in Stourton was a popular venue for many Black Country folk who often referred to a visit as a holiday. The two lads performing an acrobatic display are unknown, but their prowess at gymnastics is bordering on Olympic standard.
The above picture shows the lido in a different light, in the days after closure when it was temporarily turned into a nature reserve. The high diving platform can be seen in both photos about 25 years apart.
Stewponey Lido nature reserve
Olympic style routine at Stewponey Lido