Thomas Gentles is one of the faces in the photos that members see often when they are in the Arlington Baths. Here we follow his story and that of his family, including his brothers and sisters who were also members of the Baths.
The oldest photograph we have of Arlington members dates from 1896 and is captioned Early morning swimmers at the Arlington Baths. It was taken by Pastor Adolph Hanns Geyer, the pastor of the German Protestant Church in Glasgow.
The innovative system used to build our Turkish Bath was invented by Charles Drake, a Victorian concrete pioneer. Listen to an interview with his great-grandson, David Scott Cowan about his work and life.
The Arlington Baths Club first opened its doors in August 1871. But what were Woodlands and the West End like at that time? We took a look at a few old maps to see how the area developed. To start with here's what the area is like today. The Bath's location is marked with a … Continue reading The Baths and the development of the West End
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