Fun-filled weekend at revamped Hilsea Lido

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Hilsea Lido is hosting a fun weekend tomorrow and Sunday to showcase the progress being made on restoring the landmark.

The event, organised by Hilsea Lido Pool for the People, will also include a number of family activities over both days.

There will be an exhibition with before and after photos, old memorabilia from when the pool was in use, and the charity will inform the public of the work that is yet to go ahead.

The fun-packed weekend will feature welly-throwing, races, face painting, a fortune teller, raffle and live music.

There will be a tombola, stalls, a cake sale, a bouncy castle and much more.

All funds raised will go towards the organisation’s ambitions to have the pool open for public use by next summer.

The group’s chairwoman, Sabrina Richards, said: ‘We get a lot of comments from people saying that they don’t know what is going on in the lido – this is a chance for them to come inside and find out.’

Hilsea Lido Pool for the People took over the running of the lido from Portsmouth City Council in 2008 via a licence and by June 2010 it signed a 99-year lease and began redevelopment.

The event runs from 1pm to 4pm on both days.

Entry is free.