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15th September 2013
Gipton Spa Bath House Heritage Open Day

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 Sunday 15th September 2013 (12.30-4.30pm).

Despite the dull and rainy weather the open day was still quite popular, with 124 people turning up to find out about the building and take the guided tour. Some 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 by way of information displays and fact sheets. The Group was also able to raise money from the sale of merchandise, and from generous visitor donations.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped on the day, 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.

Below are some photos from the day...

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  • Gipton Spa Bath HouseGipton Spa Bath House
  • The pool, still fed by a natural springThe pool, still fed by a natural spring
  • Commemorative stone plaque within the bath houseCommemorative stone plaque within the bath house
  • Display about FGVW and local historyDisplay about FGVW and local history
  • FGVW merchandise stallFGVW merchandise stall
  • FGVW plant stallFGVW plant stall
  • Home-made refreshmentsHome-made refreshments
  • Chatting over tea and bunsChatting over tea and buns
  • Waiting for the free tourWaiting for the free tour
  • Learning about the bath houseLearning about the bath house
  • FGVW marquee #1FGVW marquee #1
  • FGVW marquee #2FGVW marquee #2

Visitor Book Comments

  • Very informative and interesting. Fascinating inside - lovely to see the inside of a building we've always been curious about as to what was inside. Lovely friendly people. And there was yummy cakes!
  • Absolutely fascinating.
  • Great.
  • Thrilled to see the inside after often peering through the fence.
  • Amazing to see the Gipton Spa Bath House, great bit of history on our doorstep.

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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