99 Calder Street: A History of Govanhill Baths and Washhouse
This book is the story of one of the most iconic public buildings in Glasgow. From the moment the doors opened in 1917, Govanhill Baths has occupied a vital and cherished place within its community.
In 2001, when the threat of closure loomed, local people occupied the baths in protest for 140 days, the longest occupation of a civic building in British history.
Cruelly evicted but undeterred, the protestors kept fighting to save their beloved pool, and now after twenty years of struggle, the reopening is on the horizon: a community asset saved for future generations.
Bruce Downie is a writer and historian. In 2019 he published ‘Loved and Lost: Govanhill’s Built Heritage’.
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