The 1912 Amateur Swimming Association  directory for swimmers in England listing: Indoor swimming baths, lidos, swimming lakes, swimming rivers, and seaside swimming facilities...

LANCASHIRE

ACCRINGTON. 

Public Bath, St James Street.

Swimming Pool History Accrington
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE. 

 

Public Bath, Henry Square.

Ashton-Under-Lyne Baths
Ashton-Under-Lyne public baths Swimming History
ATHERTON. 

Public Bath, Mayfield Street.

The Art of Swimming
BACUP.

Public Baths (2), Rochdale Road.

Bacup Public Baths - Large Pool Swimming History
Bacup Public Baths - Small Pool Swimming History
BARROW-IN-FURNESS. 

Public Bath, Abbey Road.

BARROW-IN-FURNESS Abbey Road Baths.jpg
BLACKBURN. 

Publice Baths (2), Freckleton Street.

BLACKBURN. 

Lake, Queen's Park. Historic wild swimming venue.

BLACKBURN. 

Public Bath, Belper Street. Reserved for ladies on Tuesday.

Outdoor Swimming in Britain - History
Freckleton Street Baths Blackburn Swimming History
Queen's Park Lake Blackburn Swimming History
Belper Street Baths Blackburn Swimming History
BLACKPOOL. 

Public Bath, Corker Street.

Cocker Street baths flattened in 1974
BLACKPOOL. 

Public Baths (2) South Beach. Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

Open Air Lido Blackpool Swimming History
The Baths South Shore BlackPool Swimming History
The Bath Blackpool Swimming History
Open Air Swimming Pool Blackpool Swimming History
Derby Baths Blackpool Swiming History
BOLTON. 

Public Bath, Bridgman Place.

Bridgman Place Swimming Baths Bolton
BOLTON. 

Public Bath, High Street.

High Street Swimming Baths Bolton
BOOTLE.

Public Bath, Baliol Road. Salt water.

Baliol Road Swimming Baths Bootle
BOOTLE. 

Public Bath. Ladies only. Open-air. Lido. Under 16 free.

Bootle Swimming History
BRIERFIELD. 

Bath.

Swimming Baths BRIERFIELD lancashire history
BURNLEY. 

Public Baths (2), Bath Street.

Life Saving Burnley Swimming History
BURNLEY. 

Public Bath, Gannon Lane.

Burnley Swimming Baths History Gannon Lane
BURY. 

Public Bath, St Mary's Place. School children free during holidays.

Bury Simming History
BUTTERWORTH. 

Public Bath, off Manchester Road.

Butterworth Baths off Manchester Road Swimming Hitory
CHADDERTON. 

Public Bath, Middleton Road.

CHADDERTON Baths Swimming History
CLITHEROE.
 
River Ribble. Historic wild swimming venue.
CLITHEROE River Ribble Bathing Place Swimmin History
CROMPTON. 

Public Bath, Farrow Street.

Crompton Swimming Baths History
DARWEN.

Public Bath, Church Street.

Darwin Church Street Baths Lancashire
ECCLES.

Public Bath, Milton Street.

Eccles BaSwimmerhs Milton Street Swimming History
EDENFIELD. 

Open-air, Edenfield. Lido.

Pontoon Outdoor Swimming
FARNWORTH. 

Public Bath, King Street.

Kings Street Baths Farnworth Swimming History
FLEETWOOD. 

Sea. Few machines for ladies. Historic wild swimming venue.

Wild Swimming Sea Bathing Fleetwood Hist
GARSTON. 

Sea. Bath building. Historic wild swimming venue.

Swimming History Garston
GRANGE. 

Sea. No accommodation. Historic wild swimming venue.

Grange Bathing Place Lancashire Swimming History
HEYWOOD. 

Bath, Fox Street.

Will Patrons Kindly Refrain From
LANCASTER. 

Public Baths, Cable Street. Hon. Instructors teach scholars.

Lancaster Cable Street Baths Swimming History
LANCASTER. 

Private Bath, Grammar School. Confined to scholars.

Grammar School Baths Lancaster Swimming History
Fine For Bathing in the Lancaster Canal.
LEIGH. 

Public Bath, Silk Street.

Silk Street Baths Leigh Swimming History
LYTHAM. 

Public Bath, Central Beach. Gentlemen only. Historic wild swimming venue.

Amateur Swimming Gala at St.Annes Open Air Pool
LYTHAM. 

Public Bath, Central Beach. Ladies only. Historic wild swimming venue.

Paddling lytham c1905 Swimming History
LYTHAM. 

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

St Annes, Roman Baths, Swimming Pool
St Annes-on-Sea Lido 1923
Open Air Pool St Annes-on-Sea Lancashire
LIVERPOOL. 

Boys bathing in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal by the Burlington Street bridge, c1890. The boys chose this spot because warm water from the nearby Tate and Lyle factory emptied into the canal at this point.

Boys bathing in the Leeds & Liverpool Ca
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, St Mary's Road, Garston.

Liverpool Public Bath, St Mary's Road, Garston Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Cornwallis Street. Salt and freshwater.

Cornwallis Street Baths, which was the only Liverpool baths to make a profit in the 19th century, became more rundown as the years went by and closed in 1967 after 116 years of operation.

Liverpool Public Bath, Cornwallis Street
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Margaret Street.

Liverpool Public Bath Margaret Street Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Westminster Road. Salt water.

Westminster Road Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath. Steble Street.

Steble Street Baths Liverpool Swimmig History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Lodge Lane.

Lodge Lane Baths closed in 1990 and was demolished in 1996.

Lodge Lane Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Beacon Lane. Shower and spray baths for coal-heavers, etc.

Beacon Street Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Lister Drive.

Lister Drive Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Picton Road.

Picton Road Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Burroughs Gardens.

Burroughs Gardens Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Burlington Street. No charge for admittance. Open Air Lido.
 

Burlington Stree Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Gore Street. No charge for admittance. Open Air Lido.

Gore Street Baths Liverpool Swimming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath (2), Queen's Drive, Walton.

Liverpool Walton Baths 1912 Swimming History
Queens Drive Open Air Baths Liverpool Swiming History
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Green Lane. No charge for admittance. Open Air Lido.

Liverpool Swimming History Green Lane Baths
LIVERPOOL. 

Public Bath, Mansfield Street. No charge for admittance. Open Air Lido.

Liverpool Swimming Baths Mansfield Street History
Lido Wallasey Lancashire Swimming History
Liverpool Lido Wallasey Lancashire Swimming History
MANCHESTER.

(OSBORNE STREET). Open-air, Philip's Park. Open Summer only. Lido.

1891 – The open air swimming pool opens on 10th June, for men and boys only. At the opening ceremony, boys without trunks dive for coins thrown by the mayor. Shortly after, a sign is installed that reads ‘All persons of 12 years and upwards to wear Bathing Drawers’. The pool would last for over 50 years, being closed in 1953.

Philip's Park Baths Manchester Swimming History
MANCHESTER.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park Lido Manchester Swimming History
MANCHESTER.

Public Baths (3), Rochdale Road.

Changing Cubicles Victoria Baths Manchester
MANCHESTER Swimming Baths Rochdale Road
Urmston - The Swimming Bath
Swimming Baths Cheadle Hulme School Stockport
Manchester Victoria Baths, males first class Swimming Bath
Morecambe
Morcambe Bathing Pool
Morecambe Lido
Wild Swimming at Morecambe West End Bath
The Bathing Pool Morecambe
New Brighton
New Brighton Super Bathing Pool Swimming History
NEW ISLINGTON. 
Public Bath, New Islington.
New Islington Swimming Baths History
NEW ISLINGTON. 
Public Baths (2) Ancoats.
Public Bath, New Islington Ancoats Swimming History
MAYFIELD. 
Public Bath, Stove Street.
Mayfield Baths 2nd Class Swimming Bath,
MAYFIELD. 
Public Baths (2) London Road.
Manchester Mayfield Baths 2nd Class Swim
LEAF STREET. 
Public Bath, Stretford Road.
 
UK, Manchester, Stretford Rd, Leaf St Public Bath, Hulme, female baths
LEAF STREET. 
Public Baths (2) Hulme.
Leaf Street Baths & Wash House - Males 1st Class Swimming Bath Swimming Bath, Swimming History
GORTON. 
Public Bath, Hyde Road.
Gorton Baths and Wash Houses exterior, Manchester 1970
GORTON. 
Public Bath, Gorton.
Gorton Baths 1950, Manchester
Gorton Baths pool Swimming History.jpg
WHITWORTH. 
Public Bath, Ashton old Road.
Whitworth Baths on Ashton Old Road.
WHITWORTH. 
Public Bath, openshaw.
Whitworth Baths – Ashton Old Road – Openshaw
CHEETHAM. 
Public Baths (2) Cheetham Hill Road.
Cheetham Baths Swimming History.jpg
RED BANK. 
Public Bath, Mount Street.
Baths, Red Bank Baths, Swimming Bath, Manchester
NEWTON HEATH. 
Public Bath, Willock Street.
Newton Heath Willock Stret Baths Swimming History
NEWTON HEATH. 
Public Bath, Oldham Road.
Baths and Wash Houses, Newton Heath Bath
VICTORIA. 
Public Bath (1st) High Street.
Public Bath (2nd), High Street. 
Public Bath (Women), High Street.
The Victoria Baths Manchester Swimming History
Victoria Baths Manchester Swimming History
Victoria Baths, Mixed Bathing Pool, Manchester
Changing Cubicles Victoria Baths Manchester Swimming History
ROCHDALE. 
Public Bath, Smith Street.
MIDDLETON. 
Public Bath, Manchester Old Road.
MIDDLETON Baths Swimming History
BRADFORD.
Public Bath (1st), Victoria Street.
Manningham Baths, Bradford Swimming History
BRADFORD.
Public Bath (2nd), Ashton New Road. Public Bath (Women). 
Bradford Swimming Baths Ashton New Road
HARPURHEY.
Public Bath (1st), Rochdale Road. Public Bath (2nd). Public Bath (women).
MORECAMBE. 
Open-air sea pool, Sea Front. Lido.
MOSSLEY.
Sea, Sands. Historic wild swimming venue.
MOSSLEY Sea Sands Swimming History
NELSON. 
Public Bath, North Street.
NELSON Public Baths Swimming History
OLDHAM.
(CENTRAL). Public Bath, Union Street. Ladies only.
OLDHAM Public Baths, Union Street.
HOLLINWOOD. 
Public Bath, Heron Street.
HOLLINWOOD Public Bath Heron Street Swimming History
WATERHEAD. 
Public Bath, Cedar Street.
Watrehead Baths Cedar street Swimming History
ROBIN HILL. 
Public Bath, Robin Hill.
Boys Brigade Swimming Medal.jpg
PRESTON. 
Public Bath, Saul Street.
Saul Street Swimming Baths, Preston Swimming History
PRESTON. 
Open-air (public) Moor Park. Lido.
The opening ceremony took place on June 7th 1905. The baths had recently closed when this image was taken in 1971.
Open-air (public) Moor Park. Lido. Preston 1971
RADCLIFFE. 
Public Bath, Whittaker Street.
Radcliffe Baths late 1960s Swimming History
ROCHDALE. 

At the turn of the 20th century a swimming pool was seen as neither desirable nor necessary, the River Roch was crystal clear and in many places was ideal for swimming.

With the advancing Industrial Revolution, however, the Roach became choked with pollution and swimming opportunities in the town became practically non-existent.

Swimming Strictly Prohibited
ROCHDALE. 
Public Bath, Smith Street.
Rochdale Swimming Baths History
ST HELENS. 
Public Baths (2), Boundary Road.
The end for the old Boundary Road Baths
ST HELENS. 
Public Bath, Warrington Old Road.
St Helens Warriton Road Baths Swimming History
ST ANNE'S-ON-SEA. 
Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.
ST ANNE'S-ON-SEA. bathers.jpg
SALFORD. 
Public Baths (2) Blackfriars Road.
Salford Baths history Blackfriars Road
SALFORD. 
Public Baths (2) Regent.
Salford Baths Regent Swimmng History
SALFORD. 

Public Bath, Pendleton.

Swimming History Salford Pendleton Baths
SALFORD. 
Public Bath, Salford.
Pulic Simming Baths Salford History
SALFORD. 
Public Baths (2), Broughton.
Salford Swimming History Broughton Baths
SOUTHPORT. 
Public Bath, Promenade. Ladies' Club.
Southport Bathing Lake Swimming History
Southport Bathing Pool History
Lido Southport History
Bathing Lake Southport History
Southport Lido History
SOUTHPORT. . 

Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.

Southport was founded in 1792 when an innkeeper named William Sutton built a bathing house on the beach near the village of North Meols. Later, in 1798 he built a hotel, the South Port Hotel. Soon a settlement grew up by the hotel. By 1809 a writer said 'it is becoming a fashionable watering place'

Simple early seaside pleasures at Southport
STALYBRIDGE.  
Public Bath, Market Ground.
The Public Baths were a gift to Stalybridge by Mr and Mrs Robert Platt.  The Foundation Stone was laid October 24, 1868, and they were opened May 7th, 1870. They cost £7,000 and Mrs Platt also presented an endowment for maintenance expenses.
STALYBRIDGE Public Baths Swimming History
STRETFORD.  
Public Bath, Dorset Street. Bath thrown open free on Saturday morning to school children and free tuition given.
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Stretford Baths Simming History
OLD TRAFFORD. 
Public Baths (2), Northumberland Street.
Old Trafford Public Baths Swimming Hstory
OLD TRAFFORD. 
Private Bath, Deaf School.
Old Trafford Private Baths Deaf School
SWINTON. 
Public Bath, Swinton Hall Road.
Swnton Public Bats winon Hll Road Swimming History
TYLDESLEY. 
Public Bath, Union Street.
TYLDESLEY.  Public Baths Swimming Histor
ULVERSTON. 
Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.
Sea Bathers Ulverstone Swiming History
WALTON-IN-LE-DALE. 
River Ribble. By permission. Historic wild swimming venue.
Learn to swim Walton-In-Le-Dale Swimming History
WARRINGTON.
Public Bath, Leigh Street.
Warrington Public Bats Leigh Street Swimming History
WIDNES.
Public Bath, Waterloo Road.
Widnes Baths Waterloo Road Swiming History
WIGON.
Public Bath.
WOOLTON.
Public Bath.
Woolton Public Baths History
Outdoor Swimming in Britain - History

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