»The absence of water« series by Gigi Cifali: »Having been built in the late Victorian period, public lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s. Gradually, living conditions and tastes have changed, resulting in a drop of attendances, leaving the public pools uneconomical to run. Many fell into decay and many were emolished. Symbols of civic and architectural pride in Victorian times, today only a handful of them remain as a representation of bygone era.
CHADDERTON BATHS OLDHAM, dimensions 220 ft x 80 ft, opened 1937 – closed 2007
SOHO MARSHALL POOL LONDON, dimensions 70 ft x 30 ft, opened 1931 – closed 1997
HORNSEY BATHS LONDON, dimensions 165 ft x 66 ft, opened 1932 – closed 1988