Double Then & Now: Byrne Avenue Baths 1980-2017, and 1958-2017. The transformation of these baths was a confusing one when looking through the archives, as the swimming pool and sports hall swapped rooms in the late 70s when the centre closed for refurbishment, opening again 1981. The first image shows the sports hall before the water when its floor was turned into a swimming pool, and the image below shows how it appeared before from 1934-1979.