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What a splash! Hundreds cool off at Beccles Lido following heat wave

PUBLISHED: 16:23 24 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:59 25 July 2019

Somersaulting into summer, a youngster makes a splash at Beccles lido as temeratures soar past 30c. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Somersaulting into summer, a youngster makes a splash at Beccles lido as temeratures soar past 30c. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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Hundreds of people flocked to Beccles Lido to cool off after temperatures sky rocketed to the mid 30s this week.

As temperatures soared across Norfolk and Suffolk, Beccles lido proved a popular choice to cool off. Picture: Neil DidsburyAs temperatures soared across Norfolk and Suffolk, Beccles lido proved a popular choice to cool off. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Hundreds of people flocked to Beccles Lido to cool off after temperatures sky rocketed to the mid 30s this week.

Queues snaked from the entrance of the open air swimming pool on Wednesday as keen swimmers yearned for a splash in the water to cool off in the sweltering conditions.

Shaun Crowley, Lido Director, said: "Unfortunately there can be queues when we are in the middle of a heatwave, but we have systems in place to get visitors on site as quickly as possible.

"But queues are actually very unusual here at Beccles Lido, and as soon as the temperature drops visitors will drop from this week's 1000 a day to less than 500 and so don't be put off - there will be lots of lovely sunny queue free days this summer," he said

Youngsters at Beccles lido enjoying the start of the summer holidays. Picture: Neil DidsburyYoungsters at Beccles lido enjoying the start of the summer holidays. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The open air pool on Puddingmoor, in Beccles, is open for the duration of the summer months and has been enjoyed by locals and holidaymakers alike for decades.

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Youngsters at Beccles lido cooling off as the mercury continued to rise in the Waveney valley. Picture: Neil DidsburyYoungsters at Beccles lido cooling off as the mercury continued to rise in the Waveney valley. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Beccles lido was the place to be as temperatures soared across Norfolk and Suffolk on Wednesday. Picture: Neil DidsburyBeccles lido was the place to be as temperatures soared across Norfolk and Suffolk on Wednesday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Beccles lido was a popular place to be as temperatures soared across Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture: Neil DidsburyBeccles lido was a popular place to be as temperatures soared across Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The best way to stay cool in the summer holidays, youngsters enjoying a dip at Beccles lido. Picture: Neil DidsburyThe best way to stay cool in the summer holidays, youngsters enjoying a dip at Beccles lido. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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