Opening of town baths
4:35pm Monday 4th March 2013 in Letters
WITH reference to the photo in the Argus on the 22nd on page 18, I believe this to be the opening ceremony of Pontllanfraith Swimming Baths, in about 1938? I don’t know the gent in front of the microphone, but I do recognize the person in the background alongside the gent in the black trilby as Mr Lyndon Dark, who was the housing officer for Mynyddislwyn Urban District Council.
Furthermore I remember that the baths superintendent was a Mr Jack Musselwhite, who also worked for the council in the “rent dept”. He also helped in the Mortuary next to the baths but in what capacity I don’t know.
This photo would have been taken on the flat roof [sundeck] of the baths’ changing rooms and the houses in the top right of photo would be Islwyn Terrace.
Graham James Blackwood