Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby toomse » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:23 am

found this on Google images (Osbourne St Baths)
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby Sharon » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:52 am

Any idea what the sculpture is supposed to be? as it looks like a large mutant dildo monster :?
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby Socceroo » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:09 pm

No doubt some artist got a sizeable Arts and Culture grant for said Dildo Monster.
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby wee minxy » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:57 pm

It looks like it's all fingers and thumbs to me :wink:
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby mrsam » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:42 pm

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Is it a giant lava lamp type thing?

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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby garngad bhoy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:45 pm

to germistonguy,no there was never swimming pool in the garngad baths.what was there was public showers,when i attended st rochs primary we went to the public showers every week.there was a lady attendant who looked after you i think her name was mrs ritchie,after we finished the showers she got some of the pupils to give us a song great days 1952,my family stayed in germiston
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby Vanus » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:15 pm

Does any one have any knowledge of a swimming baths in Woodlands Road? I believe it was situated within the car showroom just before Lynedoch Street.The showroom front itself is quite compact with room for about ten cars but in the back there is a massive area with the balcony and it has all the appearance of a swimming pool.The chap working in the place told me it was baths but could offer no further info.Ive also drawn a blank and would be interested in any info.
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby bod68 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:23 pm

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This was the first "Swimming" I went to...My dad - born and bred Kinning Park man would often take us here to the pool in the early 70's..before it was demolished for the M8.
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby kilted_jockey » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:39 am

bod68 wrote:Image

This was the first "Swimming" I went to...My dad - born and bred Kinning Park man would often take us here to the pool in the early 70's..before it was demolished for the M8.


Yeah I learned to swim there too. Used to go to a club run by Mr. Brown twice a week late 60's
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Postby acejohnlee » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:21 am

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Interior of swimming pool looking towards shallow end. The roof is concrete.The roof is a shallow arch with windows on the end gable wall. Large vents (painted blue) travel around the room at ceiling height and exit at the rear wall.
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Nice to find photos of this pool on the site - i played the errmm, 'starring role' in a music promo which was shot in these baths about five years ago now. I do have one copy of the promo on VHS in storage which i've been meaning to convert but i also have some mad photos of it which i'll try and dig out if anyone is interested.[/quote]
Good photos you got here, so this is the new outlook of an interior of the swimming pool after of many years, I think they are ready again to use these facilities.
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby Mori » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:03 pm

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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby Mori » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:47 pm

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Pool campaigners to spend £2m on community centre

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24 Aug 2010

Plans to revamp an Edwardian swimming baths have taken a step forward.

Govanhill Community Baths Trust has spent the past nine years attempting to raise £12.5 million to turn the long-closed pool into a community centre.
But the current financial climate has caused the campaign to founder – and bosses have had to pare back their plans.
Now the group will refurbish the baths in two phases, with the first costing £1m to £2m.
The trust hopes it will finally be able to reach its goal of creating a centre which will be of benefit to the local Govanhill community.
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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby lottie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:10 pm

Hi all,

it's been really interesting reading about all your fond memories of the Steamies. I'm doing some research looking at how Glaswegians would feel if we had to introduce a modern version of a Steamie to save on water and energy. How would you feel if this became a reality? back to the old days of bathing and washing your clothes in the same building as all your neighbors? Would you miss having hot water in your home?

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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby Mori » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:16 am

I think it'd be a great gathering place for communties to get together once or twice a week and let off STEAM. ::):

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Re: Baths, Wash houses and Pools - "The Steamie's"

Postby the researcher » Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Sharon wrote:Any idea what the sculpture is supposed to be? as it looks like a large mutant dildo monster :?

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