Sunday, 22 November 2009

AT THE BATHS

Rhyl Open Air Bathing Pool, BathsRhyl likes things to do. Enthusiastic feedback about activities such as roller skating and swimming is evidence of this.

The Open-Air Bathing Pool known as 'The Baths' operated from the 1930s to the 1970s. The advert above is from an official tourist guide 1948.

The black-and-white photo is from Rhyl History Club Community Archive and shows Rhyl Amateur Swimming Club at The Baths in 1967.
Left to right:
Standing at the back : Jim Smith, Don't know, Al Mutch, Billy Moffatt and Don't know.
Sitting in front: Paula Smith, Don't know, Margaret Stewart, Maurice Cotterill and Don't know.

Who knows the Don't knows? Please send your identifications to: rhyl.colin.jones@live.co.uk

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TUE 25th AUG 2015 UPDATE: Just arrived here at Jones Towers is this 1960s shot of The Baths:


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FRI 24th JUN 2016 UPDATE: Roy Dowell reports that the Don’t know between Jim Smith and Al Mutch looks like Robert Armstrong. Roy and Robert were Scouts at 2nd Rhyl.

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MON 15th MAY 2017 UPDATE: Roger Percival writes, "Just to help you with identification of the people in the (black-and-white) photo, the person next to Al Mutch on the right is my brother Frank Percival. Hope this is of help. I also think it is earlier than 1967 probably 1962 -3 or 4."
Thank you, Roger.

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