The 1912 Amateur Swimming Association directory for swimmers in England listing: Indoor swimming baths, lidos, swimming lakes, swimming rivers, and seaside swimming facilities...
Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.
Public Bath, Ladies' bath separate.
Public Bath, Sea. Historic wild swimming venue.
Publice Bath, Lea Road.
In 1881 when employment was scarce the Lea Road Baths opened in Gainsborough. The Council employed local men to build the facility which became the first publicly owned baths in Lincolnshire, and one of the very first in the Country.
Mr Jack Hinch, a well known Gainsborough man, was Superintendant for 28 years, still in office when the Lea Road Pool closed on September 15th, 1973.
The baths were really in two parts: firstly the "slipper baths" where one basically hired a bathroom for half an hour. The second half of the building was occupied by the swimming bath which measured 25 yards by 10, and varied in depth from three feet (shallow end) to six feet at the deep end. The building was demolished in April/May 1978. More...
Public Bath, Little Gowerby. Ladies, 10 to 12 daily, and two free days.
Public Bath, Orwell St.
Public Bath, higher Grade School. Public three days a week.
River Witham and Brayford. Historic wild swimming venue.
River (private). Historic wild swimming venue.
River. Historic wild swimming venue.