Lots of people are ringing the pool unsure whether it is open. Please let people know, it's OPEN and the water's lovely! Come for a dip!
Our AGM is coming up soon. Get involved, be lovely to see some new people! http://t.co/zWU6ClbNIV
Make the most of kids being off school. During hols school swimming is replaced with public swimming. We can vouch that the water is lovely!
GeneralSwimming, lane-swimming, learning to swim, school swimming, lifeguarding, synchronised swimming, aquarobics, mother and baby swimming, diving, triathlon training, fitness swimming, women's only swimming, swimming instruction, disabled group swimming, club swimming, swimming for badges, 50+ swimming, survival swimming, weight loss swimming, family swimming, swimming parties... Oh, not forgetting the cups of hot chocolate and a chat that follow a good swim!
MusicThere's an ever increasing list of brilliant local bands who have thrown themselves into some great fundraising gigs for the baths. Thanks guys! Get in touch if you are a band interested in playing a gig for this great cause...
HeroesThere have been so many people putting so much hard work into keeping the pool running and providing the kind of service that we deserve... so they're all heroes in their own way. Maybe you could be one of them?
About me:.. In a prominent and accessible position close to the city centre stands one of Birmingham's finest Edwardian buildings - Moseley Road Pool. Opened in October 1907, it stands out as an impressive Gothic Renaissance structure made of red brick and terracotta.
You can now take a Virtual Tour of the building and learn more about its fascinating history by going to the Virtual Tour website.
Moseley Road Pool is not a museum, it is a working building. It houses two attractive swimming pools, only one of which is still in operation. The larger pool closed in October 2003 due to a leak and structural problems with the spectator's balcony. The other pool is used by people of all ages, backgrounds, capabilities and needs. Until 2004 Moseley Pool operated the only public washing baths in the city.
Although not presently operating at full capacity, many people from the surrounding area as well as nationally, recognise the importance of this Grade II* listed building, and have campaigned over a number of years to keep this beautiful yet pragmatic building open for a wide range of people to use and enjoy. As it struggles to meet the demand for swimming and to accommodate the needs of people with a whole range of swimming needs it is clear how essential it is to invest in this national treasure.
Friends of Moseley Road Baths have campaigned hard over the past couple of years to turn the building into a fully functioning and viable community facility. We believe that the building can have a bright future if there is proper commitment from our council, not to mention investment and maintenance. Sadly this has been lacking so far... See our blog for updates!
For more information on opening times go here or ring 0121 464 0150.
Who I'd like to meet:We want friends with creative and exciting ideas for how to put Moseley Road Pool on the political agenda!! Film makers, bands, comedians, community groups, schools, swimming clubs, historians, journalists, your family...
Stick us in your top friends to show your support!
We are also looking for people to send us their anecdotes, memories, photos, stories etc. Drop us a line by messaging us on MySpace or pop stuff in the post to:
Friends of Moseley Road Baths,
61, Eastwood Road,
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Birmingham!
- Body type: Athletic
- Occupation: Swimming Pool
Birmingham City Council
30th October 1907 until they sack me!
- Birmingham, West Midlands UK
- Swimming Pool