It's a sad day for Tunstall tomorrow as the 31st of March sees Stoke on Trent City Council put an to over 126 years of history.
Tunstall Pool, which started out as a bath house for local workers who didn't have the luxury of a bath or even cast iron tub at home, for many of the workers who worked in incredibly dirty environments such as the local mines or steel works.
During the late 1800's rich and powerful masonic benefactors breathed new life into Tunstall building facilities that would benefit all. The middle of Tunstall saw many grand openings as the money from industry brought a wealth of improvements.
But over the past 50 years the decline of the potteries and steel works have seen the money and the influence slowly trickle out of Tunstall leaving us in our current circumstances.
It's another major feature that the town has lost, and could be the start of the end of the town as the reasons to come into Tunstall disappear.
But, there is a tiny glimmer of hope for the pool, one that I and many others are holding onto that the Tunstall Community Pool Trust can bring the pool back from the brink and start a new golden era for the building and it's much valued resources.
On the eve of the closing of Tunstall Pool, I would like for you all to leave your tributes to the pool, and to wish the Tunstall Community Pool Trust your messages of support.
Tunstall Pool closes 31st March 2011 - Tunstall Pool re-opens ??????