The dark past of the Nottingham leisure centre once used as a morgue during 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic

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Most people in Nottingham will have heard of the Victoria Leisure Centre in Sneinton, home to the city's very first swimming pools. It has had many uses since it opened in 1850, but none are more macabre than when it was used as a morgue to store the dead. Joseph Locker reports.

Up until the early 20th Century, it was very common for families in Nottingham and indeed elsewhere across the country to store deceased relatives in their own homes until a funeral took place.

Morgues and mortuaries were unheard of back then and undertaker roles were typically performed "on the side" by everyday workers such as joiners or builders.

However, just

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