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Former YMCA building, Merthyr Tydfil

Striking terracotta facade disguising the most appalling dereliction


    The Old Rectory, Columb Major

    Picturesque rectory filled with unique detail in need of urgent repairs


      Hammerton School, Ouseburn Road, Darnall, Sheffield

      Attractive old school unguarded and left to vandals


        The Victorian Society declares Manningham Pool a heritage crime scene

        The Victorian Society protests at the closure of Manningham Baths as the Grade II-listed Edwardian pool finally closes its doors to swimmers.


          Give Manningham Pool one last chance!

          That’s the plea from the Victorian Society in response to Bradford City Council’s announcement that Manningham Pool will close on Friday 8th July.


            Tell Bradford Council why the pool must stay open!

            The Victorian Society is calling on people to write to the leader of Bradford Council to explain why Manningham Pool is important to them.


              Saturday free for all at threatened Bradford pool

              Swimmers will have the opportunity to step back in time on Saturday at Bradford's historic Manningham pool when the Victorian Society offers them a chance to swim for free.


                Historic London pool restored

                Camberwell Baths in south London will officially re-open to the public this Saturday after the completion of the first stage of a £4.7 million restoration project.


                  Council urged not to close historic Bradford pool

                  Councillors in Bradford must vote to keep the city’s listed Edwardian swimming pool in use, according to the Victorian Society.


                    Former Moseley School of Art, Moseley Road, Birmingham

                    Distinguished building in the process of steady decay


                      Normansfield Hospital, Kingston Road, Teddington, Middlesex

                      Impressive private sanitorium in increasingly poor condition


                        The Grimsby Ice Factory, Gorton Street, The Docks, Grimsby

                        Key building from fishing's past derelict and at risk


                          Bradgate House Stables, Bradgate Hill, Groby, Leicestershire

                          Striking survival from a previous age in disastrous condition


                            30 Euston Square, London

                            Partly restored Neo-Grecian beauty under renewed threat from HS2


                              The Unitarian Chapel, Upper Brook Street, Manchester

                              An early Pugin chapel, roofless since 2005


                                Old Fire Station, Court Road, Barry, South Wales

                                Edwardian fire station in an appalling state


                                  Former Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

                                  Important historic building needing repair and a new use


                                    Royal Liverpool Seamen’s Orphanage, Newsham Park, Tuebrook, Liverpool

                                    Majestic building suffering badly from rot and neglect


                                      Council urged not to close historic Staffordshire pool

                                      England’s oldest listed public swimming pool in which it is still possible to swim is at risk of closure under plans proposed by Stoke-on-Trent Council.


                                        Grand finale of 1000 Year Swim

                                        Last week Dr Ian Dungavell successfully completed his challenge to visit all of the listed Victorian and Edwardian pools still open for public swimming in England and swim a lap for every year each of the buildings has been standing. His last port of call was Dulwich Leisure Centre in South London.



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