Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Chadderton Baths, Chadderton, Manchester

History

The Art Deco Chadderton Baths was a public swimming facility opened in 1937. Henry Taylor, the British Olympic freestyle swimming triple gold medallist and champion was an attendant at Chadderton Baths where many of his awards were displayed. Chadderton Baths were closed indefinitely in 2006 after a structural survey found faults which could have put the public at risk. Chadderton Sports Centre, built onto the Baths, was closed and replaced by the Chadderton Wellbeing Centre in January 2010. An application to demolish the Baths was made in March 2011, but is now in private ownership with conversion work allegedly due soon.
 
Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadderton
 
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Prudential Assurance Building, Oldham

History

The former home of Prudential Assurance, the British multinational life insurance and financial services company, and for a period the basement nightclub Holy City Zoo. The building was built in 1899 by Alfred Waterhouse and is Grade II listed.

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Conditioning House, Bradford

History

The grade II listed Bradford Conditioning House was built by the local Bradford Corporation, following a special act of Parliament to quality check & control the moisture content of Wool, by means of laboratory examination and certify their true weight and length following inconsistent variations throughout the industry.

The structure was erected over four-storeys and basement around 3 sides of an open court and opened in 1902. The purpose built building was designed by F Wild who died in 1901 and unfortunately never saw his plans come to completion. It was the only such one of its kind in this country.

Source:
https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/conditioning-house-bradford-february-2016.t101820

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St. Mary's Church, Bradford

History

The parish was founded in 1823, the first St Mary's church built by 1825 and then this building constructed in 1876.

The church and presbytery is a Grade II English Heritage listed building.

Eventually many people from the Irish community moved out of the area and were replaced by a large immigrant population from Asia. The church's congregation became too small to support such a large church and it eventually closed in 2008.

Source:
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMGJGH_St_Marys_Catholic_Church_Bradford_UK

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