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Report - The Slipper Baths, South Bristol - July 2015



tumbles

Trip Hopping
Regular User
#1
Difficult to find that much informaiton on the swimming baths themselves.. The South Bristol Swimming Baths were built around the 1930's and are of your typical victorian swimming baths design with ornate tilage everywhere and typical poolside cubicals.

It was more recently featured in a BBC Episode of 'Sherlock'

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The slipper baths had there own tiled corridor leading into steam room. To the right a corridor led to seperate male & female baths. These have remained untouched and pretty much unloved for over 50 years. The local community continue to use the baths and the 'friends of south bristol swimming pool' continue to campaign/support the full restoration of the baths and other facilities including the slipper baths.

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Some more (i think) here.. http://www.whateversleft.co.uk/leisure/the-slipper-baths-bristol-south-swimming-baths-bristol
 

OverArch

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#11
Why does one put slippers in a bath?
Slipper baths date from the times of public baths houses, they are just individual baths segregated for men and women. You'd have the swimming pool too. Hence the OP mentioned the pool is active but the slipper baths are derelict, as most people don't have swimming pools at home but have washing facilities.

If you ask nicely I'm sure they'll let you wash your slippers in them though.
 

tumbles

Trip Hopping
Regular User
#12
Slipper baths date from the times of public baths houses, they are just individual baths segregated for men and women. You'd have the swimming pool too. Hence the OP mentioned the pool is active but the slipper baths are derelict, as most people don't have swimming pools at home but have washing facilities.

If you ask nicely I'm sure they'll let you wash your slippers in them though.
Thank you for putting it better than I could!
 

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