Children at Kingsbury Open Air Baths 1948
Swarms of children having fun in the sun at Kingsbury Open Air Baths in Harrow. Opened in 1939, it was 165 x 75 feet with a depth of 3ft 6ins to 6ft 6ins and a 10ft deep diving area all on a 1.16 acre site. Fun-filled action was displayed from two chutes, and diving training took place from two 3m and one 5m board. The toddlers were not to be missed out, having their own paddling pool to romp and splash around. Terraces and promenade area were unusually situated on the roof of the dressing rooms - originally at ground level.
Closed after 1987 or 1988 season after costs had risen to around 100,000 a year and the season had been reduced to only 6 weeks. There was a tragic drowning of a 9 year old boy in Sept 1989, after which the pool was filled in by Brent Council. It was demolished by Jan 1994.
Today the site is full of pool rubble and grassed over.
Image Copyright © Mary Evans / Photo Union Collection
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Creation Date: 8th July 2011
1940s, 1948, 40s, air, child hood, children, forties, fun, harrow, kingsbury, leisure, lido, open, out door, pool, swimming
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