Richard, or 'Dickie', Hubbard Arroll was a successful businessman running a painting and decorating company when the First World War started. He was also an advocate for physical fitness.
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?
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.