STIRCHLEY’S long-closed public baths on Bournville Lane will be re-opened for one day for members of the public to visit. Bournville’s councillors say they have arranged the Open Day ahead of the planned refurbishment of the baths in the new year.
The Open Day will take place on 3rd September from 11am – 3pm. During late August the baths will be deep-cleaned and work on converting the baths to a community centre could start as early as January 2012. A previous Open Day in 2008 saw over 80 people queue to get a view of the interior.
Interest in this Open Day is also expected to be high and the councillors are asking people to be patient on the day. They added that they will also use the occasion to invite local residents to become a ‘Friend of Stirchley Baths’ which will be a new group “dedicated to ensuring that this much loved building continues to serve the people of Stirchley for another 100 years.”
Bournville Lane Baths were first opened 100 years ago in June 1911 and are a Grade 2 listed building.
The pictures below are from the 2008 Open Day. :