Getting into the Swim by Mike Loftus


The provision of bathing facilities in Kidderminster is a subject that has received little attention in the past. Mike Loftus began his researches into the subject by taking an interest in the origins of the name Reservoir Road.. In his own words: "My initial curiosity about the reservoir that gave the street I live on its name, broadened as the research revealed a real story to be told – and it all rolled on from there".

Mike's research has culminated in a fascinating and detailed account, not only of the swimming pools provided by the local authority and the political shenanigans that accompanied such provisions, but also how our swimming facilities compared and developed relative to elsewhere in urban Britain. 

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