Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for July 2006

Miller Arcade Turkish Baths, Preston:
blocked entrance to the old Turkish baths upstairs

Miller Arcade Turkish Baths
< Photo: Shifrin

Behind this blocked up doorway, on the outside of the Miller Arcade in Preston, was a staircase leading up to the Turkish bath. It opened in 1901, when the Arcade was built, and remained open till 1947.  The arcade, but not, alas, the Turkish bath, was restored in 1972. In 1895 this design won a competition for the 'best planned fire-proof arcade'.

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