Handsworth Grove Lane Baths.
Handsworth Grove Lane Baths. An eighteenth century farmhouse was demolished when the Public Baths were built in 1907.
Opened 28th January 1907.
Handsworth Grove Lane Baths were situated almost in a lovely park.
The building included a 1st Class bath Swimming Pool 100 feet by 35 feet and 60 dressing rooms. There was also a 2nd Class Bath 100 feet by 30 feet. There was an Eastern style Turkish Bath facility.
The swimming tanks were capable of holding 60,000 gallons of water obtained from a 500 feet deep well.
OUTCOME: Closed as swimming pools in 1947 but opened as an indoor bowls green on October 17th 1947
Today the building has been converted into residential apartments.
Anyone give more hints about these swimming baths. I wonder how the owners of these apartments feel living over this history