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Bramley: The People Powered Baths - talk and swim

Bramley: The People Powered Baths - talk and swim
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22 Sep 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Bramley Baths

Broad Lane, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 3DF

Pack your swimming goggles and join Bramley Baths for a history talk with a difference - in the pool! Former Leeds West MP and Bramley Baths Board Member, John Battle will guide you through the pool's history whilst you take in the baths' Edwardian finery.

Grade II Listed Bramley Baths is a beautiful Edwardian swimming pool with a rich history.

It’s the only remaining Edwardian bath house in Leeds and first opened as a pool and public bath house in 1904, enabling locals to wash, swim and use the Russian Steam Baths, fashionable with the Edwardians as a healthy pastime.

In 2013 the people of Bramley took over the running of the Baths from cash-strapped Leeds City Council – a great example of people power in action.

Now run by a board of volunteers, the Baths have gone from strength to strength. It’s now a sustainable social enterprise, employing more than 40 people in a variety of roles.

Bring your trunks or swimming costume on Sunday, September 22 2019 from 12.30pm-1.30pm for a swim and a talk on how people power helped save this historic gem of a building. Joining you in the pool will be our engaging speaker John Battle, the former Leeds West MP who now chairs the board. He’ll guide you through our history and our hopes for the future.

Places are limited, so to book your free place call us on 0113 256 0949 or call into reception. Children welcome, if accompanied by an adult.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Tickets are FREE, but we ask you book in advance so we have an idea of numbers

  • Wheelchair access

The swimming pool is on ground level and poolside, plus changing rooms are accessible and wheelchair friendly. There is a disabled toilet and changing facilities. The Recreation Room is wheelchair accessible, but some help may be needed with doors. There is a hoist for the pool, and staff are able to support and help wherever possible. We recommend that you contact us in advance of your visit if you have any access needs or questions.

Bramley Baths
  • Free Event
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Healthy Living
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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