120 yards long and 20 yards wide, the mostly-icy waters of Barry's Knap Lido went from a toddler-safe few inches, to the seemingly bottomless deep end, where, during the hot summer of 1976, the bravest of teens launched themselves from the near-legendary top board, where fashion and protection were both served by carefully fashioned, cut-off denim 'bum smackers'.
A season ticket for the Lido, a stone's throw from Barry's Pebbly Beach, would set you back 50p during the mid 1970s, with daily entry set at a princely 5p.
Take a look at The Royal Knap Lido Remembrance Club Facebook page Two banks of sought-after chalets formed a semi-circle on each side of the long pool, and their proud occupants stuffed these to the gunnels with deckchairs, towels, camping stoves and many essential items for that family day out.
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For many in and around South Wales, a day out at Barry's Knap Lido, or, as it was known locally, 'The Baths', was the perfect place to while away the happy, lazy days of spring and summer - even when the sun didn't shine.
And with confirmation that Pontypridd's Ynysgharad Park Lido's development is to start on the site of a former paddling pool - a Facebook group, Rebuild the Knap Lido has been launched, with plans for an online petition, calling for the recreation of an outdoor pool and lido on the former site, situated on the edge of Barry's run-down Cold Knap seaside gardens.