THE iconic Grange Lido is to feature on national television tomorrow evening, Wednesday.

The facility, which is currently derelict but has been the subject of a major campaign aimed at restoring it to its former glory, is the setting for several scenes in tomorrow's episode of ITV drama 'The Bay,' to be aired at 9pm.

The scenes were filmed in late 2018, when camera crews and the cast, which includes Morven Christie and Jonas Armstrong, spent several days at the site on Grange promenade.

“Grange Lido was a brilliant location to film at, but would be an even more brilliant location to take the kids for a swim,” said The Bay director Daragh Carville. 


Opened in 1932 when such structures were a common feature across the country, Grange Lido consisted of a large salt water pool surrounded by attendant facilities such as changing rooms and a sun deck.

It proved extremely popular with locals and visitors, but after a period of decline and rising maintenance costs, the facility was closed in 1993 and has stood derelict since then.

However, the art deco lido was granted grade II listed status in 2011 and in the same year, the Save Grange Lido group was formed and have since then campaigned for the facility to be revamped.