A behind the scenes look at the restoration of Stirchley Baths

With all the builders coming and going at the Baths we thought it would be nice if you could get a flavour of what they’ve been up to behind the hoardings, so, last week I  went on site to meet with Senior Site Manager Tony Fisher.

Tony showed us around and gave us an overview on what it takes to restore a building as old as ours. I think I agree with him when he talks about the renovation of the roof, those lanterns are pretty impressive.

What do you think?

 

John Sherrard Carpenter; Restoring the Stirchley Baths Ticket Booth.

Last Friday we went down to JP Carpentry and Joinery in Cannock to meet the craftsman who is restoring the ticket Kiosk from the entrance to the baths.

John Sherrard has been working on lots of different pieces for the restoration, but here’s a quick look at the kiosk in particular.

Want to join Stirchley History Group?

Stirchley Baths dancing

Created for the benefit and lasting legacy of the Stirchley Baths project, we’re looking for people who are passionate about local history and community and would like to share their knowledge. You don’t need to have previous research experience, just an interest in the project and telling the story of Stirchley.

The initial aim of the group is to produce an illustrated leaflet about the historic importance of the Baths. This content will also be used on Stirchley Baths website.

The leaflet will include a general introduction to Stirchley history; the history of the Baths and its historic significance; opening times, contact information, facilities and room hire info.

 

The first meeting will take place at:

P Cafe, 1464 Pershore Road, (opposite Stirchley Primary School)

Tuesday 16th June, 6.30-8pm.

If you are interested in contributing but are unable to attend, contact me (Louise) at:

louisedeakin.communityheritage@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Volunteer Meet & Greet

Community Tour of Stirchley Baths

Community Tour of Stirchley Baths

Volunteer Meet & Greet
PCafe, Stirchley
Tues 23 June 5.30 – 7pm

Are you interested in getting involved in heritage activity for the Stirchley Baths project?Come along to this informal drop-in meeting where you can find out more information about the rewarding volunteer opportunities available, the skills building programme and social events that will be on offer. There are numerous ways to get involved regardless of experience and you will pay an important role in the long term success of the baths.

The evening will also be an informal opportunity to learn more about how you can use social media to support your own community or voluntary activity. Digital experts will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

For more information please contact Kate Andrews kate@kateandrews.me