5-May-1918. These swimming baths were opened on 3-March-1900 and proved to be very popular. For example, in 1914, more than 34000 visits were made to the baths. The photo shown was taken before 1912 because there is no sign of tram lines on Fountain Street. However, the stamp indicates that the card was sent in 1918. The baths closed in the early 1970s when the new Sports Centre was opened on Queensway.