RETRO GALLERY: Doncaster's St James' Baths in its heyday

St James' Baths in its heyday.
St James' Baths in its heyday.
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This is how generations of Doncaster swimmers will remember the town's St James' baths - before its closure and descent into ruin.

We revealed that the once popular Waterdale leisure centre, which dates from 1932, is now a crumbling, debris strewn wreck after it was closed due to structural problems four years ago.

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But we've dug back into our archives to happier times when the building, which played host to a concert by The Beatles in the 1960s, was one of the town's thriving and most popular leisure centres.

The building is a Grade II listed structure after late community campaigner Ray Nortrop secured its survival because it housed one of the country's few remaining original Turkish Baths in the basement.