Tyne and Wear HER(17073): South Shields, Pier Parade, Victoria Sea Water Swimming Baths - Details
South Shields, Pier Parade, Victoria Sea Water Swimming Baths
Health and Welfare
Opened by a private company in July 1885. Designed by Joseph Morton. Cost £6.000. The baths were supplied directly from the sea at high tide. 16 months later the baths were sold for £2,710. The new owners were wound up in 1902. The baths closed around 1916. In 1921 the building became the Marina Threate, then the Majestic Ballroom with a new 1930s frontage, then an amusement arcade. In 2010 a new public pool was proposed for the site.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 172