Sixties fashion show at open air pool

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By thepickler | Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:22

MODELS took to the catwalk at Portishead Open Air Pool in retro swimwear for a sixties fashion show as part of celebrations to mark the lido's 50th birthday.

Bathed in glorious sunshine, guests were treated to a swim in the heated pool before the show, created by Gordano School student Lauren Parish, got underway.

Fashion items and garments from throughout the decades were represented, beginning with the sixties, the decade in which the pool was first opened.

Trustee Jane Humphreys said: "It was a great way to raise funds for the pool in our 50th anniversary year, and we really appreciate everyone's efforts this year especially because the bad weather so far has seen our income drop."

Some of the party-goers joined in the fun by wearing their own vintage outfits and the retro theme continued with sales of old-fashioned sweets from the pool's volunteer-run tuckshop.  A cake competition was judged by the chefs from the Lido Kitchen and the cakes were later sold to add to the funds. 

The evening was rounded off by a performance from local band 'No Time for Sight Seeing,' who performed a range of 60s classics.

All funds raised by the event will go towards the pool, which is a registered charity.

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