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Erdington Public Baths, Birmingham - April 2021

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One from a whistle-stop mooch about Birmingham last year, having seen Speed's report it seemed worthy of a visit. Old baths like these are becoming few and far between with many local authorities building new facilities often under increasingly weird names such as "lifestyle centres" and "wellness Read more

Tunstall Baths, Stoke-on-Trent - June 2020

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Another item ticked off on the long list of things to get around to looking at in Stoke. This one perhaps having been on the list for the longest, basically since it closed in 2011. The baths were opened in 1890, forming a part of the wider Victoria Institute complex, and still retained many of the Read more

Crewe Corporation Public Swimming Baths - March 2017

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The official opening of Crewe’s new Swimming Baths on 6th November, 1937 was an occasion of great civic pride. The Mayor, Alderman F. Bott, said in his opening speech that the day “… marked the fulfilment of a long and ardent desire on the part of the Corporation to give the fullest Read more

Piscine S, Belgium - September 2012

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The layout of this beautiful modernist building was based on an innovative concept: to combine different types of leisure infrastructure – in this case a swimming pool and a theatre – under the same roof. The grand staircase with a curtain wall was once the piece de résistance of this sublime Read more