Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tours of Moseley Road baths this Saturday

There will be guided tours of Moseley Road baths this Saturday, 13th January, 10am to 12noon. Following date is Sunday 28th January

The tours will be done in groups of 10 people, so numbers are restricted. You need to book in advance

The tours are being organised by the Friends of Moseley Road baths, whose objective is to keep both swimming pools as swimming pools. We ask that visitors respect those objectives

If you wish to come please contact Russ Spring on
russtspring@hotmail.comDave Flora, manager of the baths, and myself will be heading the tours.

The tours will include:
The slipper baths rooms - these were where members of the public washed themselves, years before houses had baths. These are the only surviving collection in the UK
The class-based arrangement of the building - where first, second class men and women where kept separate - this is the only remaining baths where the physical divisions still exist
The upstairs committee room
The 3 storey boiler house - on the first floor are the drying racks for towels and swimming costumes - the only existing collection in the country
The filter house with its gigantic Edwardian water filters - which are still used today, using Leighton Buzzard sand to clean the swimming pool water
The 100 foot deep water well, where the original swimming pool water came from


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