Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

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Date:1922 - 1923 (c.)

Description:Constructing a reinforced concrete raft for the boiler house and laundry.

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening of the Brine Baths in Greengate Street in 1892, designed by George Wormald. Its royal title was granted after a visit by the Duchess of Teck in 1895.

A swimming pool, Turkish baths and a several therapeutic pools were provided.

The baths were demolished in 1977 when the building was found to be unsafe. Civic offices now stand on this site.

Photograph donated by Stafford Historical and Civic Society, who retain copyright ownership.


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1880s
Greengate Street, Stafford,
Greengate Street, Stafford,

These buildings on Greengate Street were replaced by the Royal Brine Baths in 1892. The ...

1900s
Royal Brine Baths and Green Bridge, Stafford,
Royal Brine Baths and Green Bridge, Stafford,

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search ...

1920s
Stafford Fire Brigade and Engine,
Stafford Fire Brigade and Engine,

Stafford fire engine and firemen. This fire engine is a Leyland Tiger Pump Escape ...

1940s
Floods, Bridge Street, Stafford
Floods, Bridge Street, Stafford

This view was taken from outside The Picture House. In the centre is the public ...

1980s
Henry Venables Ltd lorry at the Stafford Pageant,
Henry Venables Ltd lorry at the Stafford Pageant,

Henry Venables Ltd lorry driving along South Walls whilst taking part in the Stafford ...

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Image courtesy of: Staffordshire County Records Office

Donor ref:County Record Office No., D4080/6/16, img: 1860 (18/2307)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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