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Report - Baths & Library, Heath Town (Wolverhampton) - July 2011

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Caterix, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Caterix

    Caterix 28DL Full Member
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    My 2nd explore, undertaken with a non forum member. I took the pictures using a Nikon D50, with Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens and Sigma 70-200mm zoom lens. I mounted the camera on a Manfrotto 190ProB tripod with ball head.
    Heath Town Baths & Library, built in 1932, comprises of an adults pool, a childrens pool, gym room, sauna, tanning room and public wash house. There is also a library contained within the complex, but unfortunately we were unable to find an entry point for this.

    "A branch establishment in Tudor Road, Heath Town was opened on Friday, 16th December 1932, and the cost of the buildings, exclusive of boilers, purification plant and hot water work was £33,764.
    This establishment includes a Main Swimming Bath, 75 feet by 34 feet containing 85,000 gallons of water, and a special Children’s Swimming Bath 40 feet by 25 feet with water depths ranging from three feet three inches to three feet and contains 20,000 gallons of water.
    On the South side of the building is a Public Wash-house, comprising fifteen washing stalls for hand washing, four rotary washing machines, three electrically operated hydro-extractors, and twenty one drying horses.
    All water is softened to effect the greatest economy in the use of soap."

    The Baths and Library closed in 2006.

    A good history is available here: http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/interesting/htbaths/htbaths01.htm

    Now for some pictures:

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    Thanks for looking, more pictures available on my flickr :)
     

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