Here are the swimming baths of Gateshead.

A SERIES of baths were influenced by the 1956 Melbourne Olympic pool. One
was the Felling Pool in Gateshead, by Newcastle architects Napper. It opened in 1963 with seating provision for 1,000 spectators but a pool a smidgeon too short of Olympic standard...see it's fate below

The official opening of the town’s Shipcote baths was in 1942, with its feature barrel- shaped roof and large pool capacity of 130,000 gallons of water.


  Baths and Wash-Houses, Oakwellgate, Gateshead

Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  Unknown
Reference Number:  GL008357
Item Description:  Oakwellgate was one of the oldest streets in Gateshead situated at the heart of the old parish which sprung up around St. Mary's Church. The first Town Hall was located there until 1870 when a new hall was erected on West Street. It was also home to the borough's first bath house which opened in 1855.

  Baths on Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead

Photographer:  Manders, F
Date:  19 September 1970
Reference Number:  GL011680