Massive news today from down here at Love Withington Baths, the community charity we set up to save and then run the last working, water-filled Edwardian baths in Manchester, and probably one of the few left in the country! We've been running the Baths for a year come 20th June and during that time, on... Continue Reading →
Spring Bulb Planting at Withy Baths
What a brilliant turn out this morning for our Spring bulbs planting down at Withington Baths! A crisp clear day, no frost and yes, we know it's a wee bit late to plant bulbs in late November but when you're a community group running an Edwardian Baths, some things get shunted down the list when... Continue Reading →
Our Edwardian Baths – A Scary Amount of Halloween DIY!
Regular readers will know all about our Baths and the hard work put in by Team LWB over the last (wow is it really?!) nearly three years. None of us really knew what would happen when we took over the running of this magnificent but rather dilapidated and poorly cared for building in June this year. Though... Continue Reading →
Baths News: Community Takeover Imminent!
Regular readers will know all about Withington Baths and our local campaign to keep this beautiful Edwardian building in Manchester open after the council threatened closure in early 2013 to open a new facility on a dual carriage way some distance away. I'm totally against community facilities being taken out of communities and plonked somewhere... Continue Reading →
A fantastic result for our Love Withington Baths campaign
It's crazy to feel guilty for not writing a post for two weeks but blogging is a little like eating Pringles. Once you pop you just can't stop, and when you do stop for whatever reason, you feel a nagging, niggling urge to start again. Between getting on with rebuilding Moregeous Mansions, having tenants in... Continue Reading →
A Beauty in Decay – Birmingham’s Moseley Rd Heritage Baths
After over a year working with a core team on the Love Withington Baths campaign & project, our visits out to other amazing buildings in the heart of their communities have sealed it - I'm officially a Pool Geek. How gorgeous is the building above, Moseley Road Baths, currently being left to rot by Birmingham... Continue Reading →
A little Heart Art goes a long, lovely way
Thought you might like to see some images from our fab Valentine's event in aid of the Love Withington Baths campaign, which most of you know Mr M & I have been involved with for a little over a year. A group of us are currently working on a business plan which will hopefully see... Continue Reading →