Smallthorne Open Air Swimming Pool

Smallthorne Open Air Swimming Pool

The Olympic-size open-air swimming pool was erected on the west side of the road occupied these days by a filling station.

Imagine this extravagance if you can. At the height of industry in a time before the Clean Air Act was introduced: Smallthorne and Burslem skies filled with cloaks of black smoke and with choking dust trapped between Sneyd Colliery, Bellerton Colliery and the ironworks, not to mention the thousands of potbank chimneys spewing anthracite-black smoke into the atmosphere. Get the picture?

Pin It on Pinterest