28th September

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Swindon Health Hydro on Historic England Blog

A blog from Historic England featuring our very own Swindon Health Hydro:

‘Completed in 1891 for the Great Western Railway Medical Fund, Swindon’s Health Hydro played a big part in the formation of the National Health Service. It was paid for with compulsory deductions from member’s wages, giving them access to a dentist, hairdresser and surgeon as well as swimming and bathing facilities.  Designed by JJ Smith it used red brick from the GWR brickworks; two Victorian swimming baths survive in almost their original condition.’

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See also – The Health Hydro

http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/news/health-hydro-swindon/

https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/swindon/health-hydro

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