The Arlington Baths Club War Memorial displays 39 names from the Second World War. One of those is Archibald McKellar, who is still remembered today as a Battle of Britain fighter pilot, and the first to shoot down an enemy aircraft over the British Isles.
In 1947 the UK was in the grip of an epidemic of poliomyelitis. Polio is an acute and sometimes fatal viral disease. While many other diseases were reducing in occurrence due to improvements in hygiene and medicine since the beginning of the 20th century, every few years polio would reappear. It was also called infantile … Continue reading Polio in Glasgow: social distancing in 1947
How did the Baths survive the Second World War? Individual generosity and a collective effort were key factors.
F. W. Allan was one of our founding members and a champion of ladies' swimming. We discovered a little bit more about his life.
When was did the Arlington Baths Club opened? How was it set up? And who was behind it? Here's what we know about the origins of the Baths.