Black Country Bugle - - GAIL MIDDLETON - By JOHN WOKMAN

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

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