Bramley Baths opens new permanent exhibition

On Sunday 25 July Bramley Baths in Leeds will open a new permanent exhibition that will give visitors to the Grade II listed pool the opportunity to find out more about its rich and vibrant history.

Bramley Baths exhibition is co-curated with its local community, bringing together a collection of stories that represents the people of Bramley and Friends of Bramley Baths from across the country. These represent over a century of treasured memories that the team will continue to add to, creating an ever-growing community archive.

Bramley Baths opened in 1904 and these cherished stories capture moments in time and remind us what memory boxes community pools are. One contributor recalls how she would compete in the races held there in the 1950s. The Schools’ Championship Shield that was won through this is already a part of the collection and now she has added her childhood swimming certificates and photographs of the gala. Stories that span the generations, the way in which Bramley Baths brings people together and the pride in the beauty and craftsmanship of the building creates a powerful combination. The exhibition has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund managed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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