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Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, and gradual decline
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Despite such controversies and technical problems, Turkish baths became increasingly popular throughout Victoria’s reign, with their gradual decline only beginning shortly after World War I.
| The five last Victorians
||Glasgow: Arlington Baths Club
||Glasgow: Western Baths Club
||Edinburgh: Portobello Baths
In the UK in August 2016, only twelve Victorian-style Turkish
baths were still open: five designed
during Queen Victoria's reign, and seven later ones.
In presenting a paper on this little-studied subject within a 20 minute conference slot, I had to choose between dealing in slightly greater depth with one or two issues, or trying to give a more general view of a range of issues arising from the introduction of the Turkish bath into Victorian Britain.
In the event, I chose the latter approach as being more likely to interest a greater number of those attending the conference in the hope that they might find links between the Victorian Turkish bath and their own areas of interest.
Some of these issues will be treated more fully on the website in due course.