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Report - Moseley Swimming baths, Birmingham, Feb15

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by The Wombat, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    Explored this beautiful building with KM punk, JuJu, The Lone Ranger, Auntieknickers, H1971, The Stig, Altair, C & Lost Explorer.

    Despite being a day of mostly fails, we had a hilarious day of getting lost driving in Birmingham and losing our convoy of 4 cars.

    Some of my photos are a bit rushed, but it was a lovely place to explore :thumb


    Thanks to AK for the history.
    Moseley Road Baths were used as a makeshift hospital in the early years of World War II. An additional entrance was created to facilitate this purpose, which was subsequently used as an emergency exit from Pool 2. By the end of 2010 a steel beam used to support the wall and roof above it had become severely corroded, leading to the pool's closure as this part of the building was in danger of collapse.

    The baths, also run by Birmingham City Council, reopened following extensive structural work during 2005.

    In November 2006 a 'Friends of Moseley Road Baths' group was formed to campaign for the long-term future of the building as a fully functioning swimming facility. Since their formation various community events and fundraisers have been held, including the Centenary celebration on 30 October 2007 which was attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and swimmers past and present.

    The building reopened in April 2012 after 16 months of structural work on the Fire Exit of Pool 2, asbestos removal from the basement and extensive cleaning and painting. Pool 2 is currently open for swimming but Pool 1 (also known as the Gala Pool) has been mothballed since September 2003. The Second Class slipper baths were in continual use until October 2004, but have since closed.



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    Thanks for looking :)
     
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  2. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nicely shot matey :thumb

    It"s a nice old place, even with the Scaff" pity it"s days are numbered :eek:
     
  3. huey

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    Tried today with no luck,gutted,lovely pics and good to meet you!
     
  4. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    thanks guys
    Nice to meet you both last night
    Sorry I was shitfaced :coat
     
  5. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Very nice indeed. Excellent snaps!
     
  6. The Wombat

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    Thanks mate :)
    Come out ok for handheld shots
     
  7. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    You to mate :thumb
    It"s a good job we said hello when we did lol
     
  8. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Nice pics there mate, great to meet up with you again :thumb
     
  9. The Wombat

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    Cheers Lenston :)
    Good to see you again too
     
  10. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    Great report mate. :thumb
    Looks like it's remained moderately untouched.
     
  11. The Stig

    The Stig Urbex = Nosey Bastard
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    Yep lol it was fun walking you back to the hotel. At least the breakfast didn't kill you this year :p:
     
  12. The Kwan

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    Gorgeous photos Mr Wombat...Glorious even :thumb
     
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    Lost Explorer Who Dares Wins
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    Very nice! So glad we decided to "double check" this place :p
     
  14. Altair

    Altair Poking holes since '84
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    Quality set there mate, you saw a lot more of this place than myself and Stig did a few minutes later! A pleasure as always :thumbs
     
  15. The Wombat

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    Many thanks everyone :)

    Yes, so am I! ;)
     
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