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Report - St. James' Baths, Doncaster - March 2017

Robbo

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Paid a visit to this baths with Fellow explorers. Was a blinder to get in but managed it.

Some history


The St James' Street Baths was officially opened on 9 June 1932. It was built on a site formerly occupied by the Christ Church Schools, and was designed by the Borough Estates Surveyor, Mr R E Ford, assisted by Mr F D Whiteley and Mr H J Ward. It cost £10,000 to build and equip and the general contractors were Messrs Walter Firth Ltd of Doncaster.

The building contained swimming, slipper, Turkish and Russian baths. The pool was the first public swimming bath in England to be fitted with underwater lighting through the provision of twenty-four powerful electric lights along the sides of the pool. The intention was to prevent unperceived accidents, and coloured screens could be placed in front of the lights to give coloured effects.

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Robbo

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Apologies for repeat pictures, phootbucket been a bit difficult, don't know how to delete picture's.!
 

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