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    There was a discussion today with lots of callers on the Roger Phillips phone in regarding Liverpool's lost open air baths with people recalling Burlington st, Mansfield St, Bootle etc with side issues concerning other open water bathing such as the scaldies down by Tate & Lyle in the canal or up by the tar works in Litherland.


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    Of course New Brighton was mentioned and I also remember rock ferry.

    There was also of course Cornwallis street salt water baths but this was enclosed. I notice there are also threads about Crosby baths and Garston baths already existing here.

    Here are some from the port cities site.

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    I'm puzzled by those photos.
    Steble Street is now called Park Road Sports Centre, but the Baths weren't open-air.
    There were open-air baths in Gore Street (opened in 1898), but they were near Mill Street, and I don't think they would have looked as 'modern' as the second photo, or so 'rural'.
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    Steble street baths. This is where I learnt my kids to swim. It was where they went with the school so it was known to them and so easier and the water also started at ankle deep leading down to 3 or 4 feet whereas my local ones then at Everton Park were 3ft to 6ft. It was a saturday morning ritual in the early 1990s and then a quick nip to Sayers on Park Road for my sausage rolls and cakes - Mmmm.








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    Steble street baths, now integrated into Park Road sports centre.







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    dont know if i have answered this
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    Steble street baths, now integrated into Park Road sports centre.

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    great pic Ged such memories on your pic you can see a red door and the rest boarded up this was an open area and had aticket office type window you had to queue up to wait while they emptied out for the next session it also had the old football type turnstiles which you went through after paying your 7d ( this was in 1962) the first pool on the right was mixed and the second pool male only we used to swim in the nude if we forgot or didnt have a cossy







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