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  1. I can't say anything about this one, but it's a really big place. The interior is beautiful and looks a bit of Fatamorgana. Well the pictures speak for themselves.... #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
  2. The public bath, constructed in the style of Art Nouveau, consists of three pools (two for men, one for women). Additionally, it had several showers, steam- and public baths and even an own bath for dogs. It was opened in 1914 after a construction time of three years (1911 - 1913). In the same year it was shortly closed due to the start of World War I. The entry prices at that time were between 10 - 40 pfennig (former German currency). During WW II the swimming pool was protected due to different air raid precautions, which contained mainly brownout through covering the windows with curtains or cardboards. Some lamps and windows were also coated with paint. Below the consisted several bomb shelters for the nearby population. Despite all measurement, the building was largely destoryed due to several bombings. After the war it had to be reconstructed, which took around 15 years until it was completed totally. In the 1970s the number of visitors decreased steadily, due to a lack of investments, which made the baths more and more unattractive compared to other, more modern swimming pools. In the year 1994 the baths was closed and hasn´t been opened until today. It was temporarily used for popular techno parties in the 90's but the future is still uncertain. A re-use as a swimming pool has been considered to be unprofitable so far. It´s a pity to see such amazing architecture in the state of decay.
  3. Just a short but sweet report, it's certainly nothing epic to look at particularly but i think it warrants a report on here mainly because of its history as the only surviving georgian bath house/open air pools in england. Nicked some history from the cleveland pools trust website Hidden away in Bathwick, on the banks of the River Avon, are the Cleveland Pools – the country’s only surviving Georgian open-air pools, named after the Duke of Cleveland who laid claim to the Bathwick Estate through the Pulteney family line. The 'great and the good of Bath' played a major role in the original creation of the river-fed pool following an advert in the Bath Chronicle newspaper on 20th July 1815 asking for subscriptions from those gentlemen wishing “...to provide a place in connection with the River, where those who swim and those who do not will be alike accommodated ". Contributions poured in and the pool and buildings were constructed within two years. Built in the shape of a small crescent, it was one of the earliest examples of a ‘Subscription Pool’ – built with private money for public use. For decades the formerly-named ‘Cleveland Pleasure Baths’ were a favourite summer destination of generations of people from Bath and beyond. By 1861 this glorious open-air venue had become so popular that the Victorians added a children’s upper pool. Sadly the Pools closed in 1984 after public funds had been re-directed to the new Sports and Leisure Centre, but now the Cleveland Pools Trust - in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, English Heritage and Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) - is finally making headway with its campaign to restore the Grade II* baths and reclaim them for outdoor swimming. literally just flew around the place with a phone for pics as had to dinghy it over the river so thought id reccy it before risking get camera gear wet, unfortunately the building was sealed with that filthy metal shuttering. as i say the reports more for the history side of a cool bit of english heritage+i got a fair bit of family in bath and surrounding areas who will probably be interested. KIDS POOL Ta for looking
  4. Well a quick trip but don't know what to make of the building !, old big house, mansion or poss small old nursing home !!!!! no history to be found even off the old drunk outside the bath hotel pub ! it's in the early stages of re development so on with the pic's
  5. Big shout out to Oxygen Thief for not getting us lost , Jesus for driving, Maniac for the tripod and everyone else who made it, special shout out to Tommo for making it through that gap!! History - http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/boxmine.htm On with the pics, I'm sure others will add to them. OT feels a change in channel, fishing on discovery hah Group shot Nibbles with the robots. Thanks again everyone, looking forward to seeing you all again! Cheers, Shadow