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...
Please wait until the page has finished loading, then click on any photo below to see a larger version (see Instructions for details).
- Gipton Spa Bath House
- The pool, still fed by a natural spring
- Commemorative stone plaque within the bath house
- Display about FGVW and local history
- FGVW merchandise stall
- FGVW plant stall
- Home-made refreshments
- Chatting over tea and buns
- Waiting for the free tour
- Learning about the bath house
- FGVW marquee #1
- FGVW 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.
- 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.
Click on an image to see a larger version (it should appear in the centre of the screen on a dark background). Whilst viewing a large version, you can move on to the next image using the "Next" button (which appears when you move your mouse cursor over the right-hand side of the image) or by hitting the right-arrow key on your keyboard. Move to a previous image in a similar manner using the "Prev" button (which appears when you move your mouse cursor over the left-hand side of the image) or by hitting the left-arrow key on your keyboard. When you've done viewing the large images, leave by clicking on the "Close" button or by hitting the "Esc" key on your keyboard.