How did the Baths survive the Second World War? Individual generosity and a collective effort were key factors.
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?
The Ladies Minute Books contain records for the Annual Ladies swimming competitions over a period of 100 years from their inception in 1875
What can we discover in the archives about the origins of the Arlington Baths for Ladies, founded in 1872?