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Report - Ashton Baths Manchester 06/2011

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Oldskool, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Oldskool

    Oldskool Guest
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    Visited with Host and Hi-Hop Shadow

    On our way back from Gloucestershire we stopped at services so Hidden Shadow could change his colostomy bag,after doing this he checked his facebook on his mobile, he squeals "thenew mendosa put up a lead about Ashton baths"

    lets avit !

    The main hall is fantastic but a little worse for wear ...the pool has been filled in with concrete which makes it difficult to swim ....

    If anyone goes here just beware the chimney its rancid but doable, thanks to Hidden Shadow for the history...

    The History...

    The Corporation Baths at the Henry Square end of Stamford Street were opened in 1870 at a cost of £16,000. It was one of the first and largest municipal swimming baths.
    The building is constructed almost entirely of brick, with some stone decoration. It was built in a Byzantine style and has a 120 feet high tower which housed the flues from the steam boilers and heaters.

    Sixty per cent of the building was occupied by the main Swimming Bath. The pool was 100 feet long and 40 feet wide and was used mainly by male bathers, with a three hour period on Thursdays for ladies.
    In the eastern section of the building was a smaller pool, 27 feet long and 15 feet wide, for the use of female bathers. During the winter months, when the main bath was closed, the smaller pool was used by men and women at different times. There were also private bathrooms and Turkish baths. Part of the building was used as a police station and a station for one fire engine.

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    Thanks for looking Oldskool............

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    #1 Oldskool, Jun 15, 2011
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