The separate entrances for men and women visiting Moss Street Baths in Halliwell were clearly marked as this photo from 1937 shows.

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The baths in Halliwell had opened in 1924 and quickly became hugely popular. Several generations of schoolchildren learned to swim there and the baths would continue to serve the town until 1988.

This closure coincided with work being completed on the new Water Place complex in the town centre which was opened by the Queen in December of that year.

But the state-of-the-art complex was beset with problems and would close just 14 years later.