Stained glass installed inside Eltham Centre leisure centre and library

Five panels of stained glass have been hung from a wall inside the Eltham Centre.

The Centre – located just off the High Street – is displaying glass originally installed within the now-demolished Eltham Pools dating from 1939.

Courtesy Greenwich Council. Panels now adorn walls in Eltham Centre

Greenwich council states that glass has been renovated and is now illuminated having been taken down back in 2011.

A former sign is also up which will bring a fair bit of nostalgia to many.

Brings back my youth

In recent weeks I spotted a few signs dating from that era attached to the back of Woolwich Waterfront which itself is due for demolition.

Spotted at rear of Waterfront in Woolwich

A new Woolwich leisure centre is set to open late in 2025.

Hopefully some of those old signs will be retained.


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    2 thoughts on “Stained glass installed inside Eltham Centre leisure centre and library

    • Great to see the stained Glass and old sign installed in the Eltham Centre . Nice to keep some history of the old buildings for future generations to enjoy. They are very nostalgic and bring back memories of the old Eltham baths.
      It is important to maintain our history and heritage in some small way.

    • Four or five? They weren’t taken down in 2011, they have been in storage since the old pools sere demolished. The Eltham Pools sign has been up a few years now, having been retrieved from the old building by the Eltham Society.


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