Saturday, 1 February 2014
City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Entry" at Victoria Baths
The entry to Manchester's Victoria Baths in Chorlton-on-Medlock remains intact, thanks to charitable restoration funding. Here we have the original entry, turnstiles and ticket booth, from both sides; the ticket seller's perspective and that of those about to bathe.
Entry to Manchester's water palace in 1906, when it was "the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country" would have set you back but a few pennies, and given you entry to segregated swimming baths, Turkish baths and laundry facilities. The public and Olympian swimmers splashed around in the same water. These days, while restoration continues to the baths, there are regular events, vintage fairs, concerts and weddings held here. (I first featured the baths on this blog last May).
Taking part in February's City Daily Photo Blog theme day topic, which is Entry.