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Report - Victoria bath's, Manchester. June 2013.

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Telf, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Visited with MSP, yorrick, zero81, and a non member..

    A big thanks to MSP for organizing this trip, It was good to meet other members and good not having to scale a fence or hide from security.

    Victoria bath's is a great building with lot's of great features, It's well worth going to if you get the chance..

    sorry I've only just got round to posting this report, but better late than never.

    On with some history..

    The baths were designed by the City Surveyor, T. de Courcy Meade, and his assistant, Arthur Davies. The work was supervised by Henry Price, the newly appointed city architect.[citation needed] The baths were opened in September 1906 by the Lord Mayor of Manchester who described the building as a "water palace".[4] For 86 years the Baths provided both essential and leisure facilities. Private baths and a laundry were housed there along with three swimming pools and a Turkish bath. The main swimming pool was floored over in the winter months to hold dances. In 1952 the Victoria Baths installed the first public Aeratone (jacuzzi) in the country.
    In the design and construction of the Baths, a great deal of money was expended, Manchester having at that time one of the world's wealthiest municipal coffers. The façade has multi-coloured brickwork and terracotta decoration, the main interior public spaces are clad in glazed tiles from floor to ceiling and most of the many windows have decorative stained glass.
    The Baths were closed by Manchester City Council in 1993.[4] The Friends of Victoria Baths was formed and began to investigate the possibility of running the Victoria Baths independently.
    Various fund-raising attempts failed to bring about a restoration of the Baths, although work to prevent the further dereliction of the building started in 1998.


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    Thanks for looking Telf..
     

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