New Brighton Baths, opening ceremony, 1934

Stewart Bale collection online exhibition

Archive reference 11175-10

Large outdoor swimming pool. Nobody is in the water but the viewing areas around the edge are packed with crowds.

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A formerly well known source of outdoor entertainment is captured in this photograph of the opening ceremony of New Brighton Baths. The reflections in the empty pool present a stark contrast to the crowds that filled it during its hey-day.