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|THE LIDO IN 2005
Helping Sharron!! On the left end of the ribbon is Ben Mendoza, in the middle
holding it is Bert Rowett and on the far right in the towel is Hector Mendoza.
The Fun Run prizewinners.
Pictured right are Danny Wilson on the left and Rick Henderson on the right.
Both are wearing their brand new Lido uniforms which have been sponsored by CETA.
|KEN NORMAN writes: Our Fun Run kicked off proceedings on Sunday. 66 runners took part in our Fun Run and a couple that turned out from Woodstock Harriers said it was great and they�ll bring a few more of their club runners next year. One of them completed the 5.3km course in 21:47. Altogether a couple of hundred people turned out during the day despite the cold and windy weather. Sharron Davis MBE re-opened The Lido for us in the afternoon and everything went as planned. It was a real relief, after so many months of planning and hard work (in people�s spare time) by the Keeping Our Pool Open (KOPO) and Chipping Norton Lido Limited (CNLL) committees, to finally open for the new season. There are a few minor problems to tweak but generally we�re delighted that the boilers, filters, pumps and chlorinator all sprang back into life. Actually sprang is too strong a word � the boilers all needed some repairs and gentle coaxing before they could be encouraged back into life. The building works undertaken on behalf of WODC have made a very real difference (especially the re-wiring which has taken away many of our Heath & Safety concerns) and the fact that the whole site is now effectively on one level has improved access for everyone - not just for any disabled visitors. The number of trip hazards has been greatly reduced and as a result we have a much safer building from which to operate.
"Jeremy has always wanted to recreate
the urban legend about Keith Moon
driving a car into his swimming pool"
|Jeremy Clarkson recently dropped into The Lido at Chipping Norton - quite literally - to film a spectacular stunt for Top Gear. Filmed amidst great secrecy in early May before the pool re-opened, the stunt was masterminded by Bickers, the team that has worked on many a Bond film.
Ken Norman, chairman of Chipping Norton Lido Ltd, commented, "Jeremy
Clarkson had kindly offered to host another Auction of Promises in 2005, so The Lido management team asked if there was anything we could do in return! Jeremy has always wanted to recreate the urban legend concerning Keith Moon driving a car into his swimming pool. After talks with Bickers, and the Top Gear production team at the BBC, The Lido's management were satisfied that the stunt could be achieved safely and without any damage being done, and filming went ahead."
The programme in which Jeremy drives a two-ton Rolls Royce Silver Shadow into The Lido was screened on Sunday 12 June.