Final dip in Moseley Road Baths?
This sunday is Keep Moseley Road Baths Open Day and your chance to learn about the baths' history, take a peek behind the scenes and add your support to keep the building open for swimming.
This is a great opportunity to see what's at risk if the pool closed, both locally important swimming facilities but a local and national asset of historical importance.
A few facts on Moseley Road Baths
- Oldest of only 3 Grade II* Listed indoor swimming pools currently operating in Britain.
- Only complete set (46 in total) of pre-war private washing (or ‘slipper’) bath cubicles in Britain.
- Only surviving steam-heated drying racks in British swimming baths building.
- One of only 5 surviving cold-water storage tanks.
With local elections only 11 days away from Sunday's Keep Moseley Road Baths Open Day, local candidates for Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook and Moseley wards have been invited along so they can see how important the baths are for people and for you to ask them questions about the baths' future.
Pool 2 will also be open before the event with public swimming from 8am until 1.30pm so if you'd like the opportunity to swim in an Edwardian pool bring your swimming costume and come early.
Keep Moseley Road Baths Open Day is free and takes place from 12:30pm - 3:30pm with refreshments available for a small donation to the Friends of Moseley Road Baths.
With the pool both a well loved facility and living historical building which is beautiful, as seen in some of my pictures below, this is a great chance to see the pool and ensure that more generations of swimmers can enjoy the baths.