This is a painting of one of Newport’s iconic buildings and is a grade 2 listed building. Opened in the 1930s, Maindee pools has seen much history.
The doors of Maindee pool were first flung open in July 1938, and is a “graceful” design; the last word in Art Deco style. It was Newport’s new luxury swimming baths, built at a cost of nearly £40,000! Millions in today’s currency. Closed in 2005 when the baths were replaced by the new pool at Spytty. Today it has been transformed into a community center. I have looked at old photographs to gain a good idea of colourful impression of what this unique building once was in it’s hay day.