The Victoria Baths, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester:
inner entrance to the Turkish baths and the shoe room

Internal entrance to the Turkish baths
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The entrance to the Turkish baths was through a lobby where bathers first removed their outdoor shoes.

The lavish use of good quality woodwork and stained-glass windows for such a utilitarian room is indicative of the standard of fittings used throughout.

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The Victoria Baths, Manchester. Part 2: the Turkish baths

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