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Whitworth Institute and Monument

The Whitworth Institute was built and opened in 1890. It contained Britain's first heated indoor swimming pool, an assembly Hall, library, various reading and committee rooms, a museum of natural history, and a landscaped park complete with recreational areas and a conservatory. It remained in use until the 1930s when it was taken over by the armed forces. It was reopened in the 1950s but the lake…