Everyone wore regulation swimsuits at the Arlington Baths. For ladies before the First World War, these were heavy cotton tunics and bloomers but after the War there were demands for change...
Hundreds of members were away with the armed services during World War One, some never to return. At the same time income was down, and costs were up. So how did the Baths manage during the war years?
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.