Royal Brine Baths and Green Bridge, Stafford,

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Date:1909 - 1910 (c.)

Description: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. Entrance cost sixpence.

The open-sided tower was used by the fire brigade to dry their hoses and store their ladder; rowing boats and canoes could be hired from 'Old Joe' the boat man, whose boatyard was located at the side of the baths.

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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1870s
Bridge Street, Stafford
Bridge Street, Stafford

View from Green Bridge towards Chetwynd House. Mr Jenkinson, a baker and confectioner, ...

1900s
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford

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

1920s
Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,
Construction of a New Pool, Brine Baths, Stafford,

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

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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Donor ref:P82.052.0001 (18/1030)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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