Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Vintage postcards of outdoor baths and bathing pools

Today's vintage postcard blog topic is outdoor or open air baths and bathing pools. I have encountered a couple over the past few years in Devon and Cornwall, some maintained, others not, but none as spectacular as those on these postcards - I wonder if they're still there.

Interior Open Air Bath, South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire, c.1931

The Children's Pond, Peasholm Lake, Scarborough, Yorkshire

Bathing Pool and Drake's Island from the Citadel, Plymouth, Devon

Pickie Bathing Pool, Bagnor, County Down, Northern Ireland, c.1957

If you like these vintage postcards you'll find 100's more on my vintage postcards web site.


  1. Nice collection - thanks for sharing. There was a salt water bathing pool in San Francisco near Cliff House - now very much gone.

  2. Howdy
    Happy PFF to you !
    What wonderful postcards you have shared.
    Thank you so much for sharing these sweet gems with us here in blogland.
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Happy Easter
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

  3. The one at Plymouth looks especially interesting (as architecture).
    Evelyn in Montreal

  4. What an amazing postcard collection of bathing pools you have. They are absolutely delightful!

  5. It was caleld Sutro Baths, Viridian, and its ruined self is still there, to a certain extent. The parking lot above it was only recently paved, and it near Land's End where teenagers like to spend time, getting into trouble! It did look fun though.

  6. Great idea to post these postcards. I've visited Blackpool once, a fascinating tourist trap, but I can't remember the interior open air bath. Happy Easter and PFF.


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