Handsworth Grove Lane Baths – 1907

Handsworth Grove Lane Baths.

Handsworth Grove Lane Baths. An eighteenth century farmhouse was demolished when the Public Baths were built in 1907. 

 

Handsworth Grove Lane Baths frontage - image

Handsworth Grove Lane Baths

 

Grove Lane Baths Entrance, Handsworth

Handsworth Grove Lane Baths Entrance, Handsworth

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.

 

Inside the !st Class Baths

Inside the !st Class Baths. Courtesy of Diana Harris 2007

The swimming tanks were capable of holding 60,000 gallons of water obtained from a 500 feet deep well.

Teaching at Grove Lane

Learning to Swim at Grove Lane Baths – Courtesy of Olwen Newbold

Learning to jump at Grove Lane Baths

Learning to jump at Grove Lane Baths – Courtesy of Olwen Newbold

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. 

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The Grove Lane Baths Building Today

The Grove Lane Baths Building Today enlarge + google earth

A wonderful personal memory here from Sue Bonner

Anyone give more hints about these swimming baths.  I wonder how the owners of these apartments feel living over this history

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