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
Benjamin Conner, civil engineer, architect and baths member, completed the façade as we see it today. What is the story behind the Arlington's gym?
Architect Andrew Myles added part of the first floor and the staircase into the Arlington Baths Club in 1893. So who was he and what else did he build in Glasgow?
Full of eastern promise, the Baths' homage to the Alhambra is slowly giving up its secrets...
After a chance conversation with friends in the Construction History Society, we decided to have a look at where the bricks that built the Baths come from.