Caption for Ainsdale, the Lido c1965
Despite a number of attempts at
regeneration, the Lido at Ainsdale
was an early casualty of the national
move to overseas holidays. However,
a lifeline has recently been thrown in
the form of the development of wind-
powered sports such as kite surfing,
kite flying, landboarding, kite buggies
and blokarting on the nearby beach.
If the activities prove as popular as
they are expected to, there are plans
to develop Ainsdale Lido into a visitor
centre, shop and training facility.
During World War II the Lido was
temporarily known as HMS Queen
Charlotte (1941 to 1946), when it
was used as the base for a naval anti-
aircraft gunnery school.