The Old Kent Road Baths, Camberwell:
shampooing room, 1905

Shampooing Room, Old Kent Road, Camberwell
< Souvenir of the opening of the public baths... London : the council, 1905

These Turkish baths were the first to be built by a local authority in London and were not opened until 19 October 1905, many years after provincial authorities started installing them.

The plan of the baths also shows the cooling-room for fourteen bathers, three hot rooms, plunge pool and a range of baths and showers. The baths were used on alternate days by men and women.


Entry revised 21 March 2010

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