Leeds International Swimming Pool 18th May 2009

Filed under: Leisure & Other — j3bu @ 12:00 pm

Explorers: j3bu, anclove

As part of our Leeds road trip we couldn’t help but drop in on Leeds International Swimming Pool.

Opening in 1967 and closing some 40 years later in October 2007 Leeds International Baths as it came to be known was an intitial failure after it became apparent it was inches short of being an olympic sized pool although this proved not to be a crushing blow after it was reported that the baths were used by half the population of Leeds (220,000) however after this first realisation more cracks began to show. The buildings spent much of their early days closed, being repaired and alterations being made. The architect John Poulson was convicted in 1974 of fraud in connection with the awarding of building contracts.

Overall a cracking place that is soon to no longer exist.

Further Reading:

Wikipedia.org

Memories of the pool

 

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