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Report - Elvet Baths, Durham (Durham City Swimming Baths), August 2011

Renrutt

Turnerr
28DL Full Member
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This is my first attempt at a report and my first attempt at taking any meaningful shots on man mode with a dslr, so go easy, yeah. :gay

Visited here with non forum member Benjamon, I haven't been able to find much on the history of the site but here's what I did find:

Elvet Baths, off Old Elvet, Durham, was officially opened in September 1932. It has stood empty since July 2008 after being replaced by the £12.3m Freeman’s Quay leisure centre.

It was due to be demolished under Banks Developments and Esh Group’s plans to build homes, offices and a restaurant at Elvet Waterside; but the scheme fell in February 2010, falling victim to the recession.

There was some sort of hoo-har with the local neighbours in February this year when "undisturbed asbestos" was discovered on the site. This was apparantly removed.

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When you compare it to the last reports in May 2010, the ceiling in the main pool room has taken a bit of a battering, most likely during asbestos removal I would have thought.


Like I say, photography skills are pretty dump right now but improving!

Cheers for peeking in.
 

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Dave563

Some things are best left untouched!
28DL Full Member
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I thought the photos were pretty good. Has changed a lot over the last few years.
 

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