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Report - The Lido & Clifton baths Margate kent Summer 2013

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Wevsky, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Visited with Obscurity,Spaceinvader,UrbanGinger,and 2 non members

    After such a long break since the last time we visited and it being sealed then Blatantly ripped open and then sealed tight this place has been off the circuit of explore,so after a lot of recce and planning a way in was found although it very public and risky,so off we went to crack on,thos of you who have visited will know the baths are tidal so with that in mind the first visit was a short one due to the "old" way used to get into the rest of the areas via the old smugglers tunnels being a tad destroyed and collapsed.2nd visit was sorted and the rest of the place was explored only missing a few bits here and there due to the rather non existent routes

    Brief history of which there is much

    The complex of buildings on the site are of two distinct phases: an early-C19 sea bathing
    establishment, dating from 1824, called the Clifton Baths; and a C20 lido, dating from 1926, called the Cliftonville Lido from 1938. The structures are on four levels, the lower levels excavated from the chalk cliffs and only the upper level, on the landward side, above ground level.

    More to be found here Margate Architecture: Clifonville Baths granted listed status

    On with the pics

    Echoes nightclub



    A few from Hades where the raves all happened a long time ago now


    Price list would be a dream in this day and age


    The underground Harbour and then down a level


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    Below echoes Club


    Into the changing rooms which is generaly a tad of a paddle about





    Up in the main hall area

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    The not so grand hall,when i visited 3 years ago it was full of the rotten contents of the hall,stage,chairs the lot all gone


    Thanks for putting up with so many images which arent my best, but last time i was here i used a very old nokia mobile fone and fortunately i wasn't a member on here back then so not many people have seen it
    #1 Wevsky, Sep 27, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
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