Valentine's Postcard

Portobello Bathing  Pool

1936

Portobello Bathing Pool  -  Valentine Postcard

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    Portobello Bathing Pool  -  Valentine Postcard

 

Portobello  Bathing Pool

The Pool

Portobello Bathing Pool (or Open Air Swimming Pool) opened in 1936.

The pool with its distinctive architecture was popular with visitors and could accommodate 1300 bathers and 6,000 spectators.  It had high diving boards, a wave-making machine, and heated water, the heat being provided by the adjacent Portobello Power Station.

The Pool was finally demolished in 1980.

The Postcard

This postcard by Valentine has not been sent through the post.  This postcard is numbered A4125.  This means that the photograph was taken in 1936,  the year that the pool opened.

Here are more photos of the pool, also by Valentine, taken in 1936:

Portobello Bathing Pool  -  Valentine Postcard     Portobello Bathing Pool  -  Valentine Postcard -  1936

 

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