The Public Baths

These beautiful Victorian baths are currently in limbo – not used, not quite derelict, restoration or demolition both proposed. What better time to go for a look around?

Public Baths 5 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 2 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 3 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 4 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 6 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 7 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 8 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 9 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 10 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 11 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 15 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 16 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 17 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 12 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 19 (by Ben Cooper)

Public Baths 1 (by Ben Cooper)

So far, so normal. Here’s where it began to get a bit odd – in a shower room behind the pool, there’s this – a pile of plans from various Glasgow engineering companies, and a lovely scale model of Keadby Power Station:

Public Baths 13 (by Ben Cooper)

Down in the basement, there’s a pile more plans:

Public Baths 18 (by Ben Cooper)

Also in the basement are some massive Blade Runner style fans:

Town Hall 1 (by Ben Cooper)

And tunnels. Lots of tunnels. Lots and lots of tunnels, extending way, way beyond the building above, underneath the neighbouring buildings.

Town Hall 2 (by Ben Cooper)

To be continued

3 Responses

  1. had nice hot baths here when we lived in our ‘single end’, and visits to the sunray before my Spanish honeymoon.

    Happy memories, my green bikini, long time ago.

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