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Govanhill Baths

Posted by Jackie on September 21, 2010

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This is also the big pool, taken looking round from yesterday’s spot. All 3 of the pools had glass window roofs (rooves?) meaning that they are lit by natural light. The red paint is a later addition, as are most of the tiles – it was built around the start of the first World War, and the guide pointed out how some of the crests of the original tiling on the walls going all the way round the edge high up were retained but recessed as the new tiling was put on over the old. The plan for the refurbishment, should the Community Trust get the money to do this, would be to remove the newer tiles and restore it to closer to how it looked originally.

That’s another brief break for me from the thesis – back to it (and neglect of this blog) now!

4 Responses to “Govanhill Baths”

  1. Katya said

    What a beautiful pool! I can certainly understand the movement to save this wonderful place!

    I imagine you are going to feel so FREE once this thesis is complete! Goooooo, Jackie!!!!!! So good to see you!

  2. Ian said

    I used to swim there as a wee lad in the early 70s. Great pics ,thanks for posting

  3. Ian said

    Every Friday and then fish and chips for tea after!

  4. Linda said

    Such lovely tiling. And the changing cubicles are of their time too.

    Ian’s fish and chips sounds just the thing after a swim.

    Bon courage for the thesis!

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