Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Spirit of Youth by Freda Skinner

Roundwood Park

"The outdoor pool was closed and filled in by the time I visited in 1992. Staff at the indoor pool told me that it closed in 1989. A statue (The Spirit of Youth by Freda Skinner) was then still standing in the outdoor pool, although it has now gone. This entire complex is due for complete redevelopment into a new leisure centre, with the old lido site (still clearly visible at the moment) due to become a sunken lawn." The statue was relocated to Roundwood Park." (Ref. Brent)

What a pity the lido was lost. We are ruled by barbarians. Everything is destroyed and replaced with sordid tat. A lido and an indoor swimming pool are as different as life and death. (Ed.)

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