Tyne and Wear HER(17075): Cowgate, Harehills Avenue, Montagu Baths - Details
Cowgate, Harehills Avenue, Montagu Baths
Newcastle's first post war swimming pool. Designed by Cackett, Burns Dick and Mackellar and City Architect George Kenyon. It opened in May 1964. The pool was 110 feet x 42 feet. It was overlooked by seating with glazed screen ends and side windows. Overhead lighting was recessed in a false ceiling. Pop Art inspired tiling surrounded the pool. At the deep end there was a cantilevered reinforced concrete 5m diving board. There was a public laundry in the basement. Demolished in 2009.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 183