Ladies' day in the cooling-room at
Drumsheugh Baths, Old Queensferry Road, Edinburgh

Women reading in the cooling-room
< Image: Courtesy of Doug Corrance

This delightful painting, by a so far unidentified artist, shows two women relaxing after their Turkish bath at what was then known as the Drumsheugh Swimming and Turkish Baths Club. The Drumsheugh Baths Club still exists but the Turkish baths were discontinued some time in the mid-1970s and replaced by a gymnasium.

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Women and the Victorian Turkish bath. Part 7: the bath and women's health

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