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dpnewbold



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:34 am    Post subject: Dovecot Baths  Reply with quote

Harold Davies Public Baths, Dovecot.
Many, many happy hours spent in here in the 1970's. We lived off Blackmoor Drive, just a minutes walk from Dovey baths.
Pure Bauhaus 1930's functionalism......
Remember getting a plastic basket for your clothes and a little pin to attatch to your trunks?? then throwing said pin into the 'deep end' and trying to dive for it...lol.
The bottom end of the main pool was 6ft deep if I remember...man that was a scary place to be as 6/7 year old.






Greyhound roundabout under construction;

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MOJO



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good pic's D.P.! Surprising how many of these pools have gone!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Pics d.p.  I only ever went to those baths just the once on the bus...we thought we were traveling out into the outskirts of the city in those days.....we dint venture far from home, so the memory of that that trip sticks in my mind

great image of the roundabout too
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Barbie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice p[ics mate. Do you like the names of the new street which is now there?   Gala close, it is a good gesture in rememberence to what was yet another public happy place.

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dpnewbold



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the comments...It was difficult to find any photos of the place.
yeah, they called the close there Gala close...lol Should have called it 'Dovey Baths Close'.......lol Very Happy
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Jan



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed this one great thread info and photo's thanks DP and all ,,,Jan x Very Happy
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Barbie



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imagine going into a place like this and taking photos today? You'd be arrested!  Confused
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dpnewbold



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is true...unfortunately.  everywhere is so PC these days.
I just wish I had a camera and the foresight to take more photos in the 'good old days'..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on a bit of a side note to the baths, just next door to them was the Calvary Church, facing the Greyhound Roundabout. Again, this was a fixture of my childhood, although I have never been in it. Noticed that they have knocked the front part of it down recently and remodelled the front. It was too big for the amount of people using it so they have basically cut it in half...

a couple of pics as it was..
You can just see it in the old photo above (top leftish). That was taken in 1957. The baths is just behind it.

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Barbie



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it had gone completely.
Can you tell me what used to be on the site which now homes Aldi stores, Burger King and a car wash?

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