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Stirchley Victorian baths opened to public

Bournville Baths
Image caption The baths were opened by a member of the Cadbury family but shut in 1988

An open day has been held for people to view Grade II listed Victorian baths in Birmingham before they are converted into a community centre.

Bournville Baths in Stirchley were opened by George Cadbury Junior in 1911 but have been derelict since their closure in 1988.

Visitors were able to view the original interior from 11:00 until 15:00 BST.

The baths are due to be turned into a community centre as part of a scheme to develop a Tesco store in Stirchley.

The building comprises a 75ft (22m) pool with a spectator gallery, changing rooms, laundry room and a small steam room with a maximum capacity for six people.

The open day was organised by city councillors and Friends of Stirchley Baths who are asking people to support their group to help ensure the building serves residents for the next century.

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