Falkirk Public Baths

A C Brown
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Post 1932
Exterior of the public baths showing a substantial building with doric pillars at the entrance.
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Post 1932
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The baths were opened in 1932 and provided a pool and plunge, foam, slipper and shower baths and sun ray treatment. There were two swimming clubs. The Otter Amateur Swimming Club competed in competitions and had a water-polo team. The other club was the Falkirk Amateur Swimming Club. The saga of Falkirk's public baths was a long one beginning in 1905 when Robert Dollar decided to donate a sum towards their construction. The money was eventually diverted to buying Dollar Park and Mr Dollar's money was never used for its original purpose. The baths were eventually opened in 1932 in the Pleasance, 27 years after Robert Dollar made his offer.
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