Sheffield's Glossop Road Turkish Baths:
the cooling-room

The cooling-room balcony after the baths had closed

< Photo: courtesy of Sheffield City Council

< Photo: Shifrin

The cooling-room in the 1950s. The baths were opened in November 1877 with separate cooling-rooms for smokers and non-smokers1  which remained in use until they were closed, despite many protests from smokers, in 1990. The crude metal framed beds would not have been part of the original furniture.

The cooling-room after the closure of the baths. The already faded yellow curtains have disappeared from the balcony cubicles

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 1. The Swimming baths. Sheffield : the City Council, 1958. p.24     [return]