THIS WEEK IN 1988: Controversy over future of the lido

The first shots in a battle to stop the redevelopment of Hilsea Lido were being fired by Portsmouth conservationists.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:28 am

City planners were considering three likely schemes to turn the 1.8-acre site of the pre-war lido into a 21st century leisure complex.

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But members of the Portsmouth Society claimed scarce open space would disappear whichever scheme was chosen by councillors.

They feared Hilsea Bastion Gardens, would also be taken by developers.