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The Cleveland and Teesside Media Archive

Gilkes Street Baths - Turkish area
Cleveland and Teesside Media Archive
Gilkes Street Baths - Turkish area

Taken in 1995, seven years after its closure and three years before its demolition. The Turkish Baths part of the Gilkes Street complex was added to the Victorian building (1884) in 1933 along with a new pool and a number of extra slipper baths. In the years leading up to its closure, somebody in the management decide to brighten the place up with a lick of blue paint - all over the glazed bricks - so the stunning blue and white ceramic design was hidden. If you look through the first arch, you can just see the design on one of the rear ones.
Picture added on 29 December 2012 at 11:56
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I saw this in original condition, I dismay of Middlesbrough Council even now, this area was spectacular
Added by Dave Williams on 11 January 2015
I worked for a time as pool attendent,turkish and slipper baths and even in the laundr
Added by Judith Forman on 28 September 2015
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