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Set deep below the old swimming baths are many long dark and eerie walkways, upon entering you defiantly know you are not alone. There have been numerous reports of strange unexplained happenings, from footsteps, to dark apparitions being witnessed along with many reports of poltergeist activity. The eerie baths are said to be haunted by many of different spirits, from a little girl who has been known to let visitors know she is around to a male who certainly is not on the pleasant side, previous ghost hunters have reported him to be violent. The Tunnels were mainly used as Air raid shelters during the war and many of the original drawings can still be seen to date on the walls here. On a Deeper Level a medieval burial pit has also been discovered. Are you ready to join the Paranormal eye team as we invite you to investigate the pitch black underground tunnels, world war II air raid shelter, morgue and interrogation room, endless walkways and hidden rooms deep below the baths ?
Smethwick swimming Centre, formally known as Thimblemill Baths, has gone through many interesting changes over the years and has had numerous famous faces passing through its doors and remarkably it also survived the Second World War.
Smethwick opened on the 30th March 1933 and designed by Chester Button and Roland Fletcher, the art deco features of the building were inspired by the high arched roof of aircraft hangers in France. In turn these features were derived from the Scandinavian timber construction of the Breslau exhibition pavilion in the early 1920’s. Other similar designs can also be found at the Royal Horticultural Hall in London.
During the World War 2 years the baths was used for different reasons than for recreation. The subways and cellars were used as an air raid shelters. Posters from the war period can still be seen today in the subways along with drawings on the wall.
After World War 2 had finished, the baths started to see some of its more exciting and exhilarating times. From April to September the main pool was open for public swimming and October to March the pool was emptied taking 2 days to drain. Once empty the area was boarded off with a sprung maple floor. The setting up of the sprung maple floor would take 2 weeks to construct, but once done such events as hair dressing, dancing and boxing took place. This completely invigorated the community and led to what was then called Thimblemill Baths being a hub of activity.
Please remember to bring your torch as these are required at all our events. Please remember to wear suitable footwear as this location has a lot of stairs and very uneven floors.
This Location is not suitable for people with walking and mobility issues.
OVER 18's ONLY
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