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brino1962

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monument rd swimming baths
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:47:58 AM »
any one remember the old swimming baths ,many a happy hour spent in there

john2000

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007, 09:04:06 AM »
Hi, brino1962. depends on which and were the baths youre thinking about was,  ( balsall Heath area had two) that I used a lot the one on the Mosley Rd by Clifton Rd and Edward Rd, ( which are still there by the way ) and the ones in Kent St, ( I dont know if they are still there,?).......... ;D
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brino1962

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 09:20:40 AM »
no this one was on ladywood middleway by the school

nickcc

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 09:13:01 AM »
Used to go swimming at Monument rd Baths during lunch breaks from work at Ryland Garage, 1961/62 i think. 
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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 11:09:56 AM »
This is the one you mean i think

rob

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 11:27:05 AM »
Used to go Monument in the school hols, Grove lane was another i used a lot.

CAROLINA

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 12:43:55 PM »
Who had bovril and dipped cheesettes in it after you had been swimming in the cafe?

Phil

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 12:54:39 PM »
Used to go Monument in the school hols, Grove lane was another i used a lot.

Rob

This would be the other one then, I haven't been down Grove Lane since the start of the eighties. Are the baths still there?

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 12:58:39 PM »
Hi Carolina

Welcome to our little happy band that is Birmingham Forum . I have to say I wasn't keen on Bovril. I used to have cocoa and ginger nuts. Remember those 4 for a penny.

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rob

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2009, 04:09:38 PM »
Phil, dont know if Grove Lane baths are still there but i cant see it. Council seem very reluctant to spend money on these old baths as Leisure Centres seem more cost effective .....Rob

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Re: monument rd swimming baths
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2009, 05:35:12 PM »
Rob

Sorry I forgot that the Council had got to find 60 million to finance a new pool in a deprived area of the City.

It makes you laugh, I would hardly call the area at the back of the NIA deprived especially after the amount of money that has been spent on it in the last 10 years.

I see Sparkhill baths closed the other day, I can't see them ever opening again. What I would like to know is how much it will cost to get into these new baths (After 2012 that is). Around 30 I suppose.

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