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    Default Burroughs Gardens Baths and Wash House.

    Does anyone know when the baths and wash house closed down, I think the wash house closed first but I am not sure. There is a difference of opinion here but I will say nothing. However I can remember the penny (old money) plunge.


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    Around 1960 wasn't it?

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    Definitely not in the 60's. I left school in 1974 and I remember going to the baths after I left school.
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    I went to Burroughs Baths in 1976, a gang of us from Gerard Gardens. There was a beetle in the water and it wasn't George Harrison. The wash house had well closed by then though.
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    i used to go to the baths in late fifties used the penny plunge loads of times you alternated with the females with the big baths it wasnt mixed bathing then

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    I learned to swim there in the late 1970's. My class at St Georges Everton would be taken there once a week for swimming lessons. I remember it was very old fashioned and the water was usually freezing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grio View Post
    i used to go to the baths in late fifties used the penny plunge loads of times you alternated with the females with the big baths it wasnt mixed bathing then
    Yes, my school always went there.
    It was a race to to get changed first and be the one to "break the jelly"
    I envied my big brother 'cos he got to swim in the "scalldies" running alongside Tate&Lyle.
    If a man speaks in the forest and no woman hears him, is he still wrong ?

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