Project Description

'Pool of Memories' was a three year Heritage Lottery Funded project which documented the history of Moseley Road Baths, a Grade II* listed Edwardian Swimming Pool in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.  As well as being used for swimming, the building houses washing baths and an old laundry and it was also a popular dance hall in the Winter months. Rachel ran nine projects in local schools where school pupils were taught how to conduct filmed oral history interviews.  The results were a series of films which have been added to the 'Pool of Memories' archive.  The interviews also formed the basis of a Theatre in Education touring piece, an exhibition and a published book.

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