Saving Moseley Road Baths
World Monuments Fund’s support of a community-led movement to protect, conserve, and steward Moseley Road Baths, a Grade II* listed Edwardian swimming complex in Birmingham, England, led to a major milestone in March 2018: the Birmingham City Council, with a coalition of community groups and heritage organizations, agreed on a plan to keep community members swimming at the Baths while beginning an extensive program of maintenance and repair.
Moseley Road Baths embodies Birmingham’s architectural, social, and industrial heritage. It tells the story of the rise of the working class in 20th-century England and the lives of people who lived there. Of equal importance is the role the Baths play in the local community today, as a cherished, safe, and therapeutic space to be among family, friends, and neighbors.