Thomas Gentles: from water polo to war

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.


Early swimmers and the German clergyman-photographer

The oldest photograph we have of Arlington members dates from 1896 and is captioned Early morning swimmers at the Arlington Baths. It was taken by Pastor Adolph Hanns Geyer, the pastor of the German Protestant Church in Glasgow.