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> Springburn Public Baths, Anyone remember them?
GG
post 26th Nov 2003, 07:21pm
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Springburn Public Baths and Wash-house opened on 5 April 1898 in Kay Street but they're long gone now and have been replaced by an excellent new swimming facility incorporated into a thoroughly modern sports centre (pictured below).
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But does anyone remember the old ones which contained a pool of 75 feet by 35 feet along with twenty-eight private baths for men and five for women, as well as thirty-four individual washing stalls in the wash-house? Went for a wee dip in the old one maybe?

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post 26th Nov 2003, 07:38pm
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Hi Martin,
Remember them...a couldnae swim, a hated gawn tae the baths, a wis a wee skinny thing tae ( wish a wis noo) Your classmates all made fun if you couldn't swim. I just hated it. I only told my Grandaughter this past year that I could not swim. I used to tell her I did not want to get my hair wet when she was young. Definetly did not want her growing up like me. Also made sure my sons could swim before they were 3. Thanks for the post , brought back memories. I cam laugh at now biggrin.gif


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post 26th Nov 2003, 08:47pm
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Remember learning to swim in there.....and the penny fritters in the chip shop just outside..... remember the feeling of being not being quite properly dryed....laughing, and carrying the wet swimming costume in your rolled up towel..and wet hair! Happy days for me... Thanks Martin!
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post 27th Nov 2003, 12:34pm
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Ah remember Kay street swimming baths well, we lived in Northcroft road in Springburn, an we hud tae go tae the steammie every week wae the washing wae ma mam. Once a week we wid get oor bath their anaw, ah didnae like the bath or the soap, it wis a horrible smell. There wis a chippie next door, an when we aw went tae the swimmin baths we'd come oot an git oor fritters oan a roll. Ah used tae love the steamie, aw the hoosewives gossiping an ye heard things ye wurnae supposed tae hear, speshly aboot their menfolk. In them days the wummen folk really did work hard though. Aye good memories fae Kay st, baths. rolleyes.gif
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post 12th Dec 2003, 10:49pm
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I remember Kay St swimming baths, remember getting chucked in at the deep end.
I was born and brought up in Springburn.
Moved down to live in Sussex 30years ago.
Don't often get "up the road"these days, but when I was last there, I hardly recognised the old place.
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post 14th Dec 2003, 09:57pm
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anybody remember the woodside baths
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Jan Williams
post 27th Dec 2003, 06:12pm
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I too was born and raised in Sprinburn and Kay St baths was a landmark. I remember going to the baths during the school holidays and coming out to get either hot chocolate or chicken soup from the vending machine and if you had enough money left, a roll on fritter. I went to Colston School and before they had their own pool we had to walk into Springburn for our swimming lessons.Eh!!!! those were the days, we had not a care in the world.
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post 27th Dec 2003, 10:33pm
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Jan, I went to Colston as well. I left in 1963.
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post 28th Dec 2003, 04:30am
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Springburn baths does this ring a few bells.

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post 28th Dec 2003, 04:35am
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ok am getting a bit cheeky here -u lassies in this picture.Its the staff at Hoey's but 1920's but u probably guessed that.

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post 28th Dec 2003, 04:40am
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Colston -do you lassies remember Mrs Hoey-I never went to school there this was a friend of my mums.
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post 28th Dec 2003, 04:59am
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and another old Springburn picture.

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post 28th Dec 2003, 10:33am
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Hi to all,my Dad was born and brought up in Springburn, he worked in the railway, Cowlairs (I think it's called). His family lived right accross the road from the railway.He worked there from age 14 untill he died at a young 59. His name was Walter Maclean. We didn't really know his family as we always went to Mum's side, anybody else experience that?



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post 28th Dec 2003, 04:32pm
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yes i remember the woodside baths ,went there lots in the sitxties
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post 28th Dec 2003, 08:03pm
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Marlene, I left Colston in 1971
Scotlad90 thanks for the photos of Kay Street, thats the "chippy" where we got the rolls and fritters. The photo of Sellyns, my old uncle Herbert swore by that shop that it had the best quality coats. We lived in Reidhouse Street before moving up the Auchinairn Road.
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