All posts in category birmingham swimming pools

Small Heath Leisure Centre

Yesterday I managed to make it over to Small Heath Leisure Centre. It was built in 1975 and doesn’t look like it has had much done to it since then. The pool itself is in a reasonable condition (with its fairly odd L-shaped design), but the changing rooms were a bit of mess. There’s tiling […]

Moseley Road Baths

Last night I went to Moseley Road Baths for the first time. The swimming pool complex, opened on October 30, 1907, is the only Grade II-listed baths in England and an extraordinary example of Edwardian public architecture. I’ll be going back there again on Saturday, for the Memories and Memorabilia day, where I hope to […]

Wyndley Leisure Centre

I’ve not had a chance to swim at Wyndley Leisure Centre, but regular swimmer Dominic Riordan was kind enough to send me his thoughts on the bath. I’ve included them below: “Wyndley’s pretty good: it’s recently been refurbished , although it doesn’t seem like much has been done. The lanes are quite tight, and it’s […]

Harborne pool

This morning I swam at Harborne Baths. It took a bit more than 40 minutes from my home close to Five Ways shopping centre, in Ladywood. The swim was a very pleasant experience, as my short video, below, records. It only took about 10 minutes to go back on the bus and I didn’t have […]

Mosely Rd Baths: memories, the future and the first national swimming musuem?

Yesterday I managed to grab a chat with Russ Spring, the chairman of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths. Russ was able to tell me a bit more about the Friends’ plans for the Memories and Memorabilia Day at the baths on Saturday and how it feeds directly into a longer term project, the eventual […]