EPW047540 ENGLAND (1935). The Woodbank Sports and Social Club swimming pool, Stockport, 1935

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Title [EPW047540] The Woodbank Sports and Social Club swimming pool, Stockport, 1935
Reference EPW047540
Date June-1935
Link
Place name STOCKPORT
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 391665, 389758
Longitude / Latitude -2.1253848359165, 53.404315318327
National Grid Reference SJ917898

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Was this to be the kids paddling pool?

clippedwings
Tuesday 4th of February 2014 10:11:02 PM
The ornamental fountain suggests that this may be a lido at a Spa-town.

emu-star
Friday 20th of December 2013 02:54:45 PM
6 ft (depth marker). There are also 5 and 4 ft markers to the left.

jpotato
Sunday 8th of December 2013 08:27:28 PM
Is this a man on a horse?

jpotato
Saturday 9th of November 2013 03:08:46 PM
I don't think it is although I can see where you're coming from. Zooming in I'm pretty sure that the 'horses head' is in fact a woman with long hair with her back to the camera. Maybe the bloke is sat on summat?

Great North Road
Friday 21st of February 2014 09:51:54 AM
Very distinctive random patterns of roof tiles.

BigglesH
Friday 11th of October 2013 02:22:50 AM

Jon
Monday 7th of October 2013 09:29:43 PM
Does the grandstand suggest this could be a pool at an expensive private school?

emu-star
Friday 20th of December 2013 02:57:29 PM

Jon
Monday 7th of October 2013 09:28:30 PM
These 2 both appear to be dressed in white - Nurses?

Brightonboy
Wednesday 2nd of October 2013 09:53:40 PM
Are these three quite poshly dressed?

Chris Willis
Monday 15th of July 2013 11:53:14 AM
Much older boundary, with iron fence.

Chris Willis
Monday 15th of July 2013 11:52:25 AM
The fence is very new and to my mind matches the rest of the place (very new).

BigglesH
Monday 1st of July 2013 02:21:53 AM
What are these two ladies dressed as? Nuns, governesses? Or are the hats just casual?

Alan McFarlane
Friday 31st of May 2013 03:33:36 PM
Just the fashion? Or Salvation Army? Not sure, but we wish we knew where this was!



Yours, Katy

Katy Whitaker
Friday 31st of May 2013 04:02:27 PM
I would say nuns, but the two ladies in the corner of the picture are just shading their eyes.

BigglesH
Monday 1st of July 2013 02:19:46 AM
Just two women outside the pool area for a smoko.

Tim
Wednesday 9th of April 2014 04:12:36 AM

User Comment Contributions

Haven't lived in the Stockport area for 40+ years, but I remember exploring the river bank from Woodbank Park in the early 1960s; we came to a fence at the top of the bank, looked through and were astonished to see the pool. It was as if it had just closed for the season; although needing repainting, almost all the structures in the main aerial photograph were present: the 2 empty pools, mounts for diving board, the slide and the main building, but not the raised spectator seating. It seemed to have been forgotten.

exstock68
Friday 13th of January 2017 10:43:33 PM
Ornamental Fountain Woodlands Park

SBPT
Sunday 27th of December 2015 06:58:31 PM
More Woodlands Park

SBPT
Sunday 27th of December 2015 06:56:59 PM
The Woodbank Sports and Social Club swimming pool was built by Stockport Co-Operative Society for their employees and families. When all the local C0-Ops were amalgamated it was handed over to Stockport Council and was renamed Woodlands Park to avoid confusion with Woodbank Memorial Park to which it is linked(today it is Woodlands Recreation Ground). The swimming pool/boating lake, paddling pool, café, toilets and bowling green have all gone. The old Pedalo Boats are still in store in Woodbank. The name Woodlands is from the former Woodlands House.

SBPT
Sunday 27th of December 2015 06:53:08 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:05:17 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:04:33 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:03:56 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:03:26 PM
Site of the Woodbank swimming pool, Woodlands Park,Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:02:56 PM
Woodlands Park, Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:02:25 PM
Woodlands Park, Stockport, 26/08/2014

Class31
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:01:45 PM
oodlands

Woodlands Park, Offerton, Stockport ??



























gerry-r
Monday 2nd of June 2014 06:47:38 PM
Clearly this is the same location as EPW047541 which has been so ably located by Knotty as Stockport. Everything fits for the Stockport location. See EPW047541 for more details. It is stunning that this pair of photos has been located after all this time. Egypt, Burnham Beeches, Windsor have been scoured and it is located in Stockport! Well done Knotty!

Class31
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 04:19:42 PM
Yes, what a surprise that it turned out to be Stockport!

tarboat
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 04:19:42 PM
Fabulous! Thanks so much for spending time on this image and its pair. We’ll update the catalogue and post the new details here in due course, with very great pleasure.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Wednesday 30th of April 2014 11:48:35 AM
I've just had a look at the suggestion that this might be Egypt in Hampshire which is near to Sutton Scotney. I've had a good look round and checked the contemporary Ordnance Survey maps and I can't find a trace of this swimming pool there. This is a real mystery photo.

Class31
Wednesday 5th of March 2014 11:30:42 AM
It looks like a public swimming pool with the smaller pool and slide, public viewing area and bleachers, also a grass area to sit beneath parasols or picnic on the grass?

houds
Thursday 20th of February 2014 04:23:48 PM
The pool is 20-25 meters long.

Basis for this quick estimate: there is a person standing at one corner of the pool, and the pool is 12-13 times as long as the person is tall. Assume a male, 1.75m tall. Then the pool is 1.75 * 12.5 = 21.9m, or somewhere in the 20-25 m range.

jpotato
Monday 9th of December 2013 12:53:08 AM
I have had a look at the location suggested by Rivet at NY272880. The location suggested is some 300 metres above sea level between Boykenhopehead and Ward Hill near the Trough Burn. This is a relatively remote area of Scotland which would be unlikely to prove the eventual location of this lowland open air swimming pool. I suggest that we continue to regard this as unlocated.

Class31
Tuesday 1st of October 2013 10:51:54 PM
How about the Egypt/Burnham Beeches area???

Laura Maddison
Tuesday 1st of October 2013 03:56:44 PM
I've checked this out on line and there appears to have been an octagonal swimming pool on the site of the present Nightingale Close near Burnham Beeches. See

http://www.theanswerbank.co.uk/Society-and-Culture/People-and-Places/Question113249.htmlThe

On Old Maps we can see a six sided shape and an eight sided shape on the 1938 1:2500.

Unfortunately the pool we are looking for is a normal pool shape so I think we will have to look elsewhere.

Class31
Tuesday 1st of October 2013 03:56:44 PM
See also EPW047541.

BigglesH
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 09:13:48 PM