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Moseley Road Baths

Pamela Y

master brummie
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

I think these might have been the baths that I used to go to in the 1950's on a monday night for the Seven Street swimming club,it was somewhere in that direction off the Bristol Road. Don't know why the club was called Seven Street. I wondered if anyone else would remember going to the club.
Sorry, I may have the wrong swimming baths, it may have been at the Kent Street baths that the club met.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Pam I used to train there on Wednesdays with a Bert Owen. Dorothy Holland's family used to run the club and if you would like to pm me with your e.mail I will forward her e.mail to you as she still has all the information and a few people on the forum were in the club too. Jean.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

I used to go swimming with my old primary school around 1992 - 1994. We had to share two people to each cubicle (to change into our swimming wear).
 

Pamela Y

master brummie
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Jean, Many thanks for your reply, I don't think I need to contact Dorothy Holland, I didn't go to the club for very long I stopped when I started work in 1957. It seems such a shame to let all the old buildings fall into ruins. Regards Pam
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

My photos were from two years ago. I haven't been that way recently, so can't remember if scaffolding is still holding it up.

I remember swimming in the "1st class Men's Bath" in the early to mid '90s (see my earlier post #23).

I've added the photo to the link you gave above.

 

oldbrit

OldBrit in Exile
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Went to school at Moseley School of art, for three years in the late 40s, There was a church next door that was bombed during the war.was rebult. Used the baths many many times, I understand that a muslim group owns the school building and another group is trying to have it renovated. John Crump OldBrit in Parker,Co USA
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Brings back memories when I took life saving classes there. My twins were in the documenty My twin and I there and ended up rescuing someone during the shoot. That was cut of course. What a lovely large photo Ellbrown. Jean.
 
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ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

I linked it (and copied the image location) from the Save Britain's Heritage site that BordesleyExile linked to in post #26.

Sure it was in "perfect" condition in the early 1990s (around 1992 - 1994) when I went as a school kid. Remember my classmates swimming in their pajama's for some reason. I didn't do that though (wasn't a good swimmer).

In the last few years a swimming pool in Sparkhill on the Stratford Road has closed down. Possibly was unsafe. As yet nothing has been done to repair / restore it.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Moseley Road Baths might reopen in June 2011

Moseley Road Baths to re-open in June as material is shipped in from Europe

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CASH-strapped Birmingham City Council is splashing out on the renovation of a historic swimming pool – by shipping in stainless steel from Switzerland.
Moseley Road baths, one of the last Edwardian public swimming pools in the country, closed last year and was due to re-open later this month following a £100,000 refurbishment project.
But it’s likely the pool will now re-open some time in June while the authority waits for a lintel to support the fire exit door to pool two to be manufactured and then transported from continental Europe.

Coun Martin Mullaney, the city’s leisure chief, refuted allegations that the council was wasting money and overlooking suppliers in Birmingham.
He said: “We have spent £55,000 on fixing the lintel but budgeted for £50,000 so it has not really affected the costing.
“It’s not straight-forward to weld stainless steel. It’s a specialist job.
“It’s not just a lump of stainless steel and one that could be done locally.
“The lintel has to be stainless steel so that it’s resistant to hydrochloric acid attack.
“It’s obviously at a time of economic hardship.
“But we want this pool to be open for years to come.”
The refurbishment is part of an ongoing package of improvements which could take ten years and cost £20 million to complete.


 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Set back at Moseley Road Baths due to discovery of asbestos.

Moseley Road Baths reopening dates pushed back to New Year after asbestos discovery

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FRUSTRATED swimmers who were hoping to plunge back into historic city baths soon have suffered yet another setback.
The date for the re-opening of Moseley Road Baths, in Balsall Heath, has been put back until the New Year after large amounts of hazardous asbestos were discovered in the basement area.

The baths were closed in December for repair work after a corroded surround, called a lintel, in one of the fire exits was found to be in danger of collapse.
The lintel was replaced but the council’s Health and Safety team unearthed other problems which needed addressing, delaying the re-opening to September. But a new survey has now found that there are substantial amounts of loose and dangerous asbestos present in the basement.
The cost of removing the asbestos will be £80,000 and will add an additional ten weeks to the original repair programme.
Coun Martin Mullaney, cabinet member for sport and culture, hopes to have the additional funds signed off next week and, following the completion of all work, now predicts the pool will be open after Christmas.


Coun Mullaney said: “Bits of gasket containing asbestos and flakes of rust covered in asbestos material have over the years laid on the floor of the basement.
“During that time, the basement has flooded several times, with the loose asbestos spreading throughout the basement, mixed in with other debris.”
Surveys have been carried out and Coun Mullaney said he been assured that there is no asbestos present in other areas of the building.
Jen Austin, from Friends Of Moseley Road Baths, who staged a ‘We Want To Swim’ demonstration outside the baths in July, said: “There have been no swimming facilities for children in the area over summer.
“Whilst we understand that the repairs have to be done, it’s disappointing that it’s taking so long. Hopefully they will be swimming in the New Year.
“There are going to be a lot of disappointed children until it gets sorted.”
Work on submitting a £5 million bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund next year, which will be used to start the first phase of restoring the Grade II listed baths, is in progress.


www.moseleyroadbaths.co.uk
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

It might open in January 2012 now

Moseley Road Baths should re-open on schedule

WORK to get a popular Birmingham baths open for the New Year is said to be on schedule.

Moseley Road Baths, in Balsall Heath, has been closed since last December for repair work after a corroded surround, called a lintel, in one of the fire exits was found to be in danger of collapse. Workers then discovered asbestos in the basement this summer.

Contractors will move on to the site on October 17 and spend six weeks clearing the asbestos away after which work will begin on installing scaffolding.

Martin Mullaney, cabinet member for sport and culture, said the baths were still on target to open in mid-January, 2012.

Read More https://www.birminghammail.net/news...pen-on-schedule-97319-29538120/#ixzz1Zw85v98C
 

bigland

knowlegable brummie
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

I remember Mrs Yates as during the 1960's my 3 children went to swimming lessons on a Saturday afternoon
 

oldbrit

OldBrit in Exile
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Spent many happy hours swimming in the bloody COLD water! Right across the street from my school. Moseley School of art. Happy Happy times. John Crump OldBrit in SNOWY COLD Parker, Co USA
 

Roy59

proper brummie kid
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

We used to go there weekly from Clifton Road Junior School,I left there in 1970, Mr Lewis was my last teacher, lost touch with everyone unfortunately. Happy days!!!
Roy.
 
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Elizabeth Redmond

Guest
Re: Moseley Road Baths, August 2009

Oops sorry didn't look properly
 
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