One of our members who swam against society's tide was avant-garde writer, provocateur and heroin addict Alexander Trocchi, a Scottish writer at the heart of the 1960s counter culture.
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