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THE SWIMMING BATHS  Newcomen St
This box stands outside the City Arcade and tells the story of a swimming pool that actually still exists under the floor of this arcade. The area was fed by a freshwater spring and so, in 1881, council received a grant for a water reserve. The Newcastle Corporation Baths were built in 1888. Initially ladies were excluded.It has been many things including a silent movie theatre. To find out more check-out the box....
Posted on February 3, 2020 Full Size|