EPW047541 ENGLAND (1935). The Woodbank Sports and Social Club swimming pool, Stockport, 1935

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Pennawd [EPW047541] The Woodbank Sports and Social Club swimming pool, Stockport, 1935
Cyfeirnod EPW047541
Dyddiad June-1935
Dolen
Enw lle STOCKPORT
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 391663, 389758
Hydred / Lledred -2.1254149221808, 53.404315286734
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SJ917898

Pinnau

Woodlands House, long since demolished and replaced with flats

SBPT
Sunday 27th of December 2015 07:08:04 PM
This looks like the footprint of a building, but there are no paths or signs of construction/demolition? Any ideas?

J May
Friday 2nd of May 2014 06:02:36 PM
I would guess that it's where turf has been taken.

The turf around the pool edge looks new

Andrew Bennett
Thursday 8th of May 2014 06:30:26 PM
Woodlands Drive

J May
Thursday 1st of May 2014 07:00:55 PM
Future Cricket Ground.

Class31
Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:21:59 PM
This pleasing collection of buildings can be seen on the 1934 1:2500 Ordnance Survey for Stockport.

Class31
Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:18:47 PM
Small river with island

Tony D
Thursday 15th of August 2013 12:19:10 AM
The island is consistent with the one shown in the River Goyt at Stockport on the 1934 and 1960 editions of the 1:2500 Ordnance Survey.

Class31
Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:13:30 PM

SBPT
Sunday 27th of December 2015 06:00:43 PM
A building in the woods.

Alan McFarlane
Tuesday 21st of May 2013 02:17:25 PM
Can anyone read this?

Chris Willis
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 02:48:34 PM
Top line looks like WOODLANE, but unfortunately I just cannot make out the rest. Possibly the words club and swimming in there?

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 04:10:20 PM
If someone wants to spend more time than I've been able to, you could take a look through this "Lidos in the UK" website:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/oliver.merrington/lidos/

Also, note that the pool appears to be newly built (1935).

David Parry
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 04:36:01 PM
Top line maybe Woodbank?

David Parry
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 01:34:44 PM
I think it's Woodbank Sports and Social Club in Stockport, as it was. The big house in the woods is Woodlands House (no longer there).

Knotty
Saturday 26th of April 2014 04:02:37 PM
David Parry also deserves credit here for suggesting Woodbank.

Well done David.

Class31
Monday 28th of April 2014 07:25:55 AM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:58:40 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:57:00 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:55:39 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:54:51 PM
Woodlands Park, Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:52:53 PM
Woodlands Park, Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:49:52 PM
I think I found reference to a film of the 1935 opening of this pool:

"... Local newsreel... opening of the new outdoor swimming baths at Woodbank Park on June 1st 1935. Crowds of spectators sit around the pool and watch a group of girls perform a synchronized swimming display."

Film No.1941, GLENGARRY TOPICAL FILM NO. 16, Producer: Preston Brothers, *1934-35, b/w, silent, 15 min.16 sec.

see http://goo.gl/fYAf0s



Looks like you have to view it in person at Manchester Metropolitan University library, http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/



Maybe someone in the area can have a look?

jpotato
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 05:38:15 PM
Well done indeed! I have been looking for this one for a long time without success and am amazed that it turns out to be quite near where I live.

tarboat
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 02:42:55 PM
Right, I think many of us were puzzled, even obsessed by this one. Good work by Knotty for finding this.



Tarboat, since you mention that you live nearby, do you have any insight on why the pool and so many things in the image seem to have vanished without a trace, or when they disappeared? Anyone? Did no one ever post a picture or memories of this rather distinctive place? Was there any local news when it was demolished? I still can't let this image go!

jpotato
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 05:38:15 PM
I think it's Woodbank Sports and Social Club in Stockport, as it was. The big house in the woods is Woodlands House (no longer there).

Knotty
Wednesday 30th of April 2014 11:49:56 AM
Everything in the photo is consistent with the copy of the map shown.

Class31
Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:15:59 PM
Thanks Knotty, it's great to get a location for this long-unidentified image. We’ll update the catalogue and post the new details here in due course.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 30th of April 2014 11:49:56 AM
Well done Knotty!

Class31
Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:31:02 PM
I agree with other commentators that the words might read 'Rock Lane' or 'Rock Bank'. And could the words underneath possibly say 'Bath Spa'?

What is interesting is the stout metal railings which adjoin the adjacent property, with people apparently promenading behind them in their Sunday best. And the buildings to the right - could this be the service entrance and buildings for an adjacent hotel - they look functional with their pipework and what appear to be tin baths hanging on the wall? So maybe the railings are to enclose the grounds of a hotel or exclusive country club?

sweetpeagrower
Wednesday 4th of December 2013 10:36:14 AM
I've been through all of the Lidos outside London built in the 1930's on the Lidos in the UK website and I can't find a suitable match, based on the proximity to the river and also the shape of the pool. I could be wrong but none of them seem right.



I have also tried to save the image of the "shed" and play with the lighting/shading in order to read the words better. Again, no real joy. Sometimes I see "Rock Lane" other times "Rock Bank". I think I'll be seeing it in my sleep!!

Maybe it's not a lido but a hotel/spa?

christhewino
Monday 2nd of December 2013 08:01:25 PM
David Parry has added an appropriate comment that 'shed' says "Wood Lane", and I agree with him. So, I used streetmap.co.uk and found there are over 250 'Wood Lanes' in the UK. I checked out each one in turn, using maps.google.co.uk and looking at the present day landscape round about. Also hoping to find that nearby river (river rather than canal). So far no joy but I may have rushed this exercise. However, perhaps there is another interpretation of the words on the 'shed' - anyone else got an idea as to what it might say?

ewnmcg
Sunday 17th of November 2013 12:56:16 PM
I thought it said "Rocks Lane" or perhaps "Rooks Lane". I've had no luck following this up so far.

Tony D
Thursday 24th of October 2013 01:05:44 PM
Can BFA show us a higher density scan of just this shed area?

How about possibly Rockbank or Rookbank?

Billiken
Sunday 17th of November 2013 12:56:16 PM
How about the Egypt/Burnham Beeches area???

Laura Maddison
Tuesday 1st of October 2013 02:46:35 PM
See also EPW047540 for the same site.



If we assume that the next image numerically was on the same flight and is thus nearby... It's EPW047542 which is "St Leonardshill, Windsor".

Alan McFarlane
Thursday 16th of May 2013 08:27:14 PM
Unfortunately, we cannot assume these are on the same flight, though that is possibly a useful starting point.

David Parry
Thursday 16th of May 2013 08:27:14 PM
Butlins Skegness ?

BigglesH
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 09:32:14 PM