My book


Book Jacket

is the first ever to be written on the subject.
Description of the book and Look Inside pages
with extracts from some of its reviews.
The book is available from a variety of booksellers online,
or ask your Local History, Art, or Institution Library to get it for you

The latest new website page is:

A Longfellow parody:
the Cork Constitution's reaction
to a letter sent to Turkey's Sultan Abdülmecid I

Other new or revised website pages are:

The Rochdale Subscription Turkish Bath Society
(brief notes on the only co-operative Turkish bath - Mar 2017)

The Rochdale Turkish Bath Company Limited
(brief notes on the company - Mar 2017)

Cork Turkish Bath (revised & with additional images)

An inconsequential verse from Missouri

An ammunition store discovered in a Turkish bath in Ireland


Earlier articles include Turkish baths at:
Church Place Neath, Wales
Ingles Road, Folkestone
Prince's Racquets and Tennis Club
in London's Knightsbridge


A series of articles on the
Turkish baths in five Victorian asylums:
Sussex (Hayward's Heath)
Virginia Water (The Holloway Sanatorium)


A slightly revised and augmented article on the
Turkish baths at Saltaire, West Yorkshire


A revised and enlarged article on the
Turkish baths suite on the
White Star Liner  SS Adriatic
with new illustrations, some in colour


A revised and enlarged article on the
Working Class Turkish Baths
at 112 Donegall Street, Belfast


The installation and use of
the Turkish bath at the
Newcastle-on-Tyne Infirmary


A newly discovered photo of the
first hot room
at the Cork Turkish baths, 30 South Mall,
has now been added to the article on the baths


The Turkish bath at
The Retreat, York:
its installation and use at the asylum
founded by William Tuke and the Society of Friends.
Now with 6 additional images from
the Borthwick Institute, University of York


The Survey of London
Corrections to three of the references
to Victorian Turkish baths


The King's Cross Turkish Baths
9 Caledonian Road, London
A new illustrated article


Dr Richard Barter's last public Turkish Bath:
The Hammam Hotel and Turkish Baths
Upper Sackville Street, Dublin.
Revised, expanded, and with five new images


A short note on
 music for listening to
in the Victorian Turkish bath


Baths proprietor taken to Court for
the cost of a new nose