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Stirchley Baths---Anyone Remember Them

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:47 pm


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RE: Stirchly Baths---anyone remember them

#2 by Voltman , Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:30 am

Used to visit it a lot in the eighties, to service the emergency lighting.
Interesting that it can be re-opened as a community centre but not as a swmming bath.


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#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:05 am

It's one of the few Baths in Birmingham I have never been inside through either work or leisure. What I did learn through working in a lot of these places was that most old baths leak and therefore this caused lots of other problems. This is why most of them close.

What I cant understand is, why with all the advances in tanking that there have been why there is no quick fix for this sort of problem?

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#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:38 am

Denise

I think there is, but given the revenue from these small baths it probably costs too much to maintain and staff the baths up to todays HSE code. So the leaking pool syndrome is used as an excuse to keep them closed.

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#5 by handlebar , Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:48 pm

Interesting that Tesco again has fingers in the pie. They seem to court controversy wherever they go. They've bought an old B&Q site here in Southend in a prominent town centre location. Immediately, in order to make it work, the suggestion of using re-routing an exit through housing is made and a struggling retail area has even more pressure put on it as Tesco's all inclusive offering strikes at it's very roots. Goodbye, swimming pool. Hello mediocrity.

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RE: Stirchly Baths---anyone remember them

#6 by Sheldonboy , Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:06 pm

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Interesting that Tesco again has fingers in the pie. They seem to court controversy wherever they go. They've bought an old B&Q site here in Southend in a prominent town centre location. Immediately, in order to make it work, the suggestion of using re-routing an exit through housing is made and a struggling retail area has even more pressure put on it as Tesco's all inclusive offering strikes at it's very roots. Goodbye, swimming pool. Hello mediocrity.


I fear that you are right Handlebar, too many of these stories appear too often. SB


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RE: Stirchly Baths---anyone remember them

#7 by Voltman , Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:11 am

Other than leaking tanks, the only other structural reason for closure, I am aware of, is the corrosion of the building caused by the atmosphere in swimminmg baths.
I have seen RSJs swollen with rust, conduits rotted through, walls bulging with tiles being pushed off and brickwork erupting. Which is why I am surprised that the building can be reused.


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#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:55 am

I see plans are in the offing to turn more than 20 pools over to private operators. Councillor Martin Mullaney says that restrictions will be in place to ensure that prices do not go through the roof.

My first question is who will be setting the prices and by who's standards will they not be going through the roof? The poor slob on £15-£20,000 a year or Councillor Mullaney on £100,000 plus a year?

My second question would be, what happens to the money raised by this sell off? Will it go into a fund for any future work required by these pools?

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RE: Stirchly Baths---anyone remember them

#9 by Voltman , Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:08 am

Please don't call me a slob.


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#10 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:26 am

Ah well if you will insist on only working two days a week.

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#11 by Sheldonboy , Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:53 pm

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Ah well if you will insist on only working two days a week.

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Don't exagerate, it's really two Half days a week.


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#12 by Voltman , Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:56 am

It may add to only two half days but it takes me six and a half days to acheive it.


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#13 by Voltman , Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:47 pm

I recently passed Stirchly Baths and noticed that the refurb works there are finally finished.


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#14 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:31 pm

Where is Stirchley


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RE: Stirchley Baths---anyone remember them

#15 by Voltman , Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:31 am

No such place. I just noticed the heading was mispelt as well as my post.
Stirchley is on Pershore Road between Selly Park and Cotteridge, just a stones throw from Cadbury's


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