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#396101 - 19th Mar 2010 10:12pm Derby Pool Baths
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smile Just out of curiosity, Why where the baths called 'Derby' Pool. Hubby said he remembers going there as a kid and he always knew it as Harrison Drive Baths. Is it something to do with the horse races on Leasowe Road? Does anyone know? Tar

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#396115 - 20th Mar 2010 12:12am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: abcdefgh]
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Hi they were opened in 1932 by lord Derby so thats were the name came from. Wish they would bring another open air pool locally we had such good times there. It kept all the kids off the streets as you could stay all day.

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#396116 - 20th Mar 2010 12:34am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: PeterLFC]
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Thanks for that Peter, hopefully neptune are going to deliver on their promises, we may get another open air pool. Theres something in the planning.

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#396125 - 20th Mar 2010 3:11am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: abcdefgh]
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Ooh i hope so. Would love an open air baths!!
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#396127 - 20th Mar 2010 5:22am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: abcdefgh]
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Thanks for that Peter, hopefully neptune are going to deliver on their promises, we may get another open air pool. Theres something in the planning.


What have you seen in the planning re an open air pool?

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#396128 - 20th Mar 2010 6:04am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: Tatey]
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There is information on the Derby Pool in the History Forum, here

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#396402 - 20th Mar 2010 11:32pm Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: Tatey]
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In the Neptune development info, Ive seen it on their internet site, it states that there will be supermarket, etc and then it says public lido. I think thats an open air pool - forgive me if Im wrong.


Edited by aegean (20th Mar 2010 11:34pm)

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#396414 - 21st Mar 2010 12:44am Re: Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: abcdefgh]
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Yes a lido is an open air pool. Ooh i do hope we're getting one. I used to love the one in prestatyn, n.wales.
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#396421 - 21st Mar 2010 7:34am Re: Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: abcdefgh]
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In the Neptune development info, Ive seen it on their internet site, it states that there will be supermarket, etc and then it says public lido. I think thats an open air pool - forgive me if Im wrong.


You are correct. There is an artists impression of a very small open air pool on their web site & an area marked as Lido on the site plans. Looks like it would be full with 10 people in it though!

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#396579 - 21st Mar 2010 9:25pm Re: Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: Tatey]
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Thats good. Neptune have listened to what the public want. I am glad that they have stuck by this development on New Brighton and not given up. I mean the arguments for and against went on for years. At long last a bit of life will come back, hopefully.

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#396605 - 21st Mar 2010 10:35pm Re: Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: abcdefgh]
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I heard that the proposed pool in New Brighton was why the council were closing Guinea Gap baths. The word is that its not being built now so thats why Guinea has got a "reprieve".
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#396884 - 23rd Mar 2010 12:25am Re: Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: Capt_America]
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Ive not heard that. I would have thought that the pool on the prom would be 'leisure' and the Guinea Gap more a social/community pool, swimming lessons, swimming club, schools etc. I mean the area of Wallasey and New Brighton is viable for 2 pools anyway. I think we should have a proper police station aswell. Manor Road looks like its being mothballed and believe it or not where I live, my local station is Moreton! I live nowhere near there.

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#396906 - 23rd Mar 2010 9:35am Re: Open Air Pool Tatey [Re: abcdefgh]
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The Neptune website mentions the lido as if they have already had the planning permission - proposed completion August 2011.

http://www.neptunedevelopments.co.uk/developments/showdevelopment.asp?recordid=71

Nice glossy pdf on there, with map, which doesn't show where the lido is going think
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#396944 - 23rd Mar 2010 11:09am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: RUDEBOX]
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It'll be handy for when the global warming comes in. They are great though, especially for families, they end up having a special place in your memory when you get older. Remember Guinea Gap and New Ferry, great days out, carefree and full of fun.
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#396949 - 23rd Mar 2010 11:27am Re: Derby Pool Baths [Re: BandyCoot]
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I'm not sure I'd brave a very windy NB to dip in very cold water eek


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