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    Was there a public baths at Steble street? I mean not the swimming pool. Were people able to take a bath there? any stories anywhere about them?


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    There's a bit of info and discussion here Tony that might help: http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...light=swimming

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    Yes there was. People would line up with their towels rolled under their arms and clutching soap. They waited in the queue and when your turn came one of the 'bath women' would clean the bath and fill it with fresh hot water and call 'NEXT'. If you were too long they would knock on the door and shout 'urry up in there'
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    The nice lady filled your bath tippy top but the mean lady gave you half a bath full so you did not loiter. Sometimes it was hotter than others too. At home we had a bath you had to fill when I was a kid so we used that but I also went to Steble Street. They used to say not to bring bath cubes or oils (harder to clean) but we did. Some nice smells in there. I remember a corridor with tiles and the doors of the 'bathrooms' Just the bath and pegs for your clothes that I can remember but I was a kid.

    There was also a wash house that I remember and our school used Steble street swimming pool once a week too. We all took our 'cossies' and towel plus bathing hat once a week and we were marched to the baths for a swim.
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