Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment:
Matlock Bank: Women's cooling-room

Smedley's: Women's cooling room
< Photo: Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment (Matlock: Smedley's, c.1927)

Wealthier women were always able to take Turkish baths in hotels or fashionable hydros and they were often provided with good facilities.

For more images and information about Smedley's, see their 1920s brochure on John Palmer's website.

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Women and the Victorian Turkish bath. Part 5: entrance charges & attendants' wages

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