The Baths made changes to membership fees to support the men who were away fighting and women working as nurses.
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?
We have a War Memorial in the Arlington Baths with the names of 72 members who died in the First World War. How can we do the research to find out more about them, their lives and their families? Here's a few useful sources.
The Ladies Minute Books contain records for the Annual Ladies swimming competitions over a period of 100 years from their inception in 1875