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10th-11th September 2005
Gipton Spa Bath House Heritage Open Days

As part of Leeds Heritage Open Days, the Gipton Spa Bath House on Gledhow Valley Road was opened to the public under the supervision of FGVW members on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2005 (2.00-4.00pm).

The open days were very popular, with around 400 people turning up to find out about the building and take the guided tour. Many people left comments in the Visitor's Book, and these can be seen at the bottom of this page. You can also find out more about the bath house in the About the Woods section.

The event also helped increase general interest in the area and the Group received lots of local support. At least 20 people signed up to the e-mail mailing list, and many others to the postal list. We were also able to raise money from the sale of merchandise, a "Hunt the Gledhow Valley Duck" game, and from generous donations from visitors.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped on the days, those who provided the home made refreshments, and everyone who came to learn a bit about the history of this little gem of a building.

FGVW tent and Gipton Spa Bath House The open air plunge pool
Inside the bath house Martin leads the tour parties
Merchandise and Duck Hunt stall Home made refreshments
Information display boards Playing Hunt the Gledhow Valley Duck
Dorothy and Carol on refreshments Queue to view the bath house

Visitor Book Comments

  • Congratulations to FGVW on all their hard work in the woods/area.
  • Very interesting - on our doorstep.
  • I always wanted to see this building, having lived around here 1965 - 1995.
  • Excellent restoration.
  • Fascinating.
  • Very impressive, glad you have worked hard to allow the community this priviledge.
  • Keep up the good work, wonderful!!
  • Keep up the good work, a pleasure to drive through.
  • Thanks for a very interesting visit.
  • Thanks very much.
  • Very interesting. Good luck with the council.
  • Interesting and good to see its still here.
  • Very interesting - we should ask the council re the interest on the original donation.
  • So interesting! Thanks very much.
  • Very interesting. A lot of hard work put in to make it like it is today. Thank you. Well worth it!
  • Congratulations - a lot of work has been done in the woods and the Bath House.
  • Many thanks for all your hard and patient work.
  • You have done some wonderful work. Keep it up! I would help you if I was able but I shall just enjoy your efforts.
  • Thank you all for your hard work, protecting my local environment - well done.
  • Ditto - thanks we're lucky to live nearby.
  • Thanks very interesting.
  • GREAT!
  • Very interesting.
  • Very interesting, thank you.
  • Thanks for all your hard work.
  • Wonderful - you're doing a great job!
  • Wow - I could feel the history. I never imagined "that little building off the road" could be so exciting! Well done for sharing it with us J.
  • Wonderful, want to come and use it!
  • Loved it and great date and walnut cake.
  • Excellent piece of history.
  • Keep up the good work.
  • Very interesting - great clean up job.
  • A job well done.
  • Excellent! Nice to finally see inside!
  • Very good, it was nice to see it at last.
  • Another of the city's secrets revealed.
  • In at last thank you.
  • Pleased it has been looked after!
  • Great to see that it is being looked after.
  • Very interesting.
  • Very interesting. Good work.
  • Interested in the history of Gledhow Hall.
  • Great to see inside and find out more.
  • Great work! Well done. Very interesting to see inside.
  • Very interesting.
  • Very interesting and good talk.
  • Very interesting - didn't know it was here.
  • Good to see inside, excellent talk.
  • Good stuff.
  • Well done.
  • Well done - very interesting.
  • A little gem!Well done for the hard work!
  • Brill!
  • How about commercial development? - The Gipton Spa.
  • Very interesting - didn't know much about it.
  • Very interesting.
  • Fascinating talk. Well done.
  • Hidden treasure!
  • Well done.
  • Glad I came - fascinating! A good display.
  • Very well presented.
  • Very impressed all round.
  • Wonderful experience well done!
  • Good local and general interest!
  • Absolutely amazing. Lived in Roundhay Mt in 40s, 50s and 60s.
  • Great to see inside at last.
  • Seen it, at last.
  • Very interesting.
  • Fascinating and a job well done!
  • Great to be able to go in - thank you!
  • Very good and enjoyable.
  • Brill looking forward to a swim next year.
  • Interesting - thanks.
  • Great - well done!
  • I'm soooo impressed.
  • Impressive hard work! An interesting visit.
  • I thought the bath house is really interesting!!!
  • I thought it was really cool.
  • Great to open it up.
  • Very interesting.
  • Very interesting - a piece of history.
  • What an interesting visit. Hope that the council will reroof it!
  • Lived here 30 years only just bee in bath house!
  • Very interesting!
  • Lovely to see the spa being restored.
  • Impressive voluntary activity!
  • FGVW are doing magnificent work. Thank you.
  • Very pleasing to see the interest taken and the achievements well done!
  • Get a café next door and have some events (e.g. a firework display?) Get N.E. Area management to support you!
  • I found it very interesting and would of gone in if I could. (FGVW.co.uk sounds interesting too). Tom
  • I admire how active your are as a group.
  • Fantastic, really interesting.
  • Very interesting.
  • Very much enjoyed our visit.
  • Brought back childhood memories. Keep up good work.

If you have any photos or stories about past FGVW events you have attended, please contact us so we can add them to the site.

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