We went along to the opening day at Stirchley Baths on 3rd September 2011 – the last day that the building opened to the public before its conversion to a community centre later this year. The event saw queues out the door and round the building – about 600 people donned hard hats and looked round the building over the course of the day. Many people also had memories about swimming at Moseley Road Baths!
The baths have sadly been closed for swimming for 23 years; yet another pool that has fallen into a perilous state of disrepair and been ignored for decades. We felt a huge sadness going round what was once a vibrant and well used community facility. Let’s hope that we never see Moseley Road Baths in such a desperate state. I hope that these photos act as a catalyst to those within the Council who can decide Moseley Road Baths’ fate that we should never allow such a thing to happen here in Balsall Heath.