A Blue Plaque for Bramley Baths

In recognition of its social and historical significance as the last remaining Edwardian bath house in Leeds, Leeds Civic Trust has awarded Bramley Baths a blue plaque.

CEO of Bramley Baths, David Wilford said, “Bramley Baths is a very special place in the hearts of many generations and has been since it opened its doors in 1904. Having a blue plaque is recognition of the historical significance and cultural value of the building, and the important role the Baths continues to play in the community. It is a source of great pride for Bramley Baths and our community.”

The plaque reads:

Built in 1904 in response to the cholera outbreak, this fine Grade II listed building is the last functioning bath house in Leeds
In continuous use since opening, generations have washed, learned to swim, danced and used the Russian steam baths within this important community building.

The unveiling was carried out jointly by the Deputy Lieutenant Kevin Sharp along with one of the Bath’s young swimmers Marley Parker.   The Rt. Honourable Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West, and former MP Sir John Battle – who was instrumental in ensuring that the baths had a future as a community enterprise – also attended, as did local councillors, leader of Leeds City Council Councillor James Lewis, and leaders of the Leeds Civic Trust.  All are pictured at the unveiling ceremony.