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Report - Chadderton Art-Deco Swimming Bath & Sports Hall - September 2013.

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Ojay, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Ojay

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    Chadderton Art-Deco Swimming Bath & Sports Hall

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    Known to many as 'Chaddy Baths' it stands empty awaiting the wrecking ball, it's a lovely building but sadly left to rot by the fuckwits that have been Oldham Council over the last decade and beyond :wanker

    This from the Oldham Chronicle Oldham News | News Headlines | Baths demolition moves step closer - Chronicle Online


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    Main Entrance

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    Behind the facade

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    Chadderton Amateur Swimming Club

    (And what looked to be some kind of old admin office)

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    Staircase leading to foyer which also leads onto the changing rooms and the pool itself

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    (Looking back down)

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    I was shat on by pigeons taking this shot, that's p00p right there on the lens!

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    Top Floor (Stripped)

    Once office space/storage ?

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    Boiler House and associated plumbing/gubbins

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    Gents Changing Rooms

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    On with the pool, (30 yards) Hardly Olympic Sized

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    Foyer/Reception

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    There really is piss all to see in here, I took these 2 pics before turning it in..

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    That's all Folks! :thumb
     
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  2. vertstream

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    Any idea whether the baths still exist or have they been demolished. Thanks
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

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    They are still there.
     
  4. Lancashire lad

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    nice report that man, love old art deco design bit like haslingden baths with the sky lights and that
     
  5. vertstream

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    Many thanks
     
  6. Esoteric Eric

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    Ah, the art deco loveliness. Apparently in 2014 the building was sold to a training company to train cooks in a working restaurant. Did this ever happen?
     
  7. LoganMcrae

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    I dunno if its true, but this looks like the pools they used in Sherlock. I may be wrong, the one in the episode was in much better nick
     
  8. Marsden1002

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    In one word no.

    The building still stands empty as it has done since 2011 ish.
     
  9. Northern Counties

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    It was sold. I do some work for the guy that owns it. They got outline planning permission granted and are working on detailed plans that will be going to planning quite soon. They have a few groups play 5aside football in the hall as well in the mean time
     
  10. Nickindroy

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    Plans Schmans.
     
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