The success of the first Porthleven Lido Day

Saturday, saw the first Porthleven Lido Day take place. This idea came from a group of residents who came up with this to celebrate the great asset Porthleven has in its harbour. To also mark the occasion of the Baulks being back in place and therefore the fishing boats and other craft could return safely to the water. And to raise a few pounds for the Fisherman’s Association.

The event was a huge success, with hundreds of people turning up to watch the brave souls – you could say mad – take to the water. Having entered the water twice myself I can vouch it was cold.  So much so, a Polar Bear would have been reluctant to enter the water.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped organised, supported, took part and turned up to watch. special mention to Sarah and Richard Smith and Suzie Williams to name but a few. However, it was the combined effort of everyone who made this day one to remember, but more importantly, one to repeat again! 

It is true to say a picture paints a thousand words and one local resident, James Kitto has produced an excellent montage of the day. I have also included a few choice pictures capturing the day….. and of course the outfit I wore!


Porthleven’s first Lido Day


me in my Edwardian swimming costume!


The ‘sain’ people entering the ice cold water…


Caitlin the artist who designed the event poster


Julia, one of Porthleven’s Town Councillor braves the water


A shot of the harbour


a joust on water!

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