FASCINATING view of the Pier Approach at Bournemouth pictured here in 1934 featuring Bournemouth’s baths.

Bournemouth’s first baths had been built on the same site in 1838. They were replaced the baths pictured in 1887, constructed to mark Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.

But in the 1930s, the town began to lay plans for yet another baths building. Work began in August 1935 and the mayor, Alderman JR Edgecombe, laid the foundation stone that November.