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Albert Grove, Jewish Baths (Mikvah) (Little London) (1 comment)
Black & White image1956, Leeds Terrace is on the left, Albert Grove to the right. On the junction is the Jewish Women's Public Baths and two Mikvah baths. These resembled wide mouthed wells and were used for ritual cleansing observance. These were later leased by the Jewish community who took responsibility for them. The cost of the land and building was £2,400, the baths opened in October 1905. In 1909/10 there were on average 800 attendances a month by 1957 it was less than 40 a month. By then the building was in a poor state of repair and the area had generally deteriorated. The Jewish population had on the whole moved to areas in North Leeds. The Albert Grove baths closed finally on 5th January 1968. A new Mikvah was opened in November 1994 at the Etz Chaim Synagogue in Moortown.
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Albert Grove, Jewish Baths (Mikvah) (Little London)
Black & White image1956, The Jewish Community in Leeds began to be established around 1840, as the population grew provision was made for their religious needs. One of the obligations of a woman is cleansing herself at the Mikvah to obey the laws of family purity. As the Jewish community grew, the North Street/Camp Road area (in addition to the Leylands) became home to many. Building a Jewish Women's Public Baths in this area provided a necessary facility for many residents.
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Bramley Baths, Entrance (Bramley) (17 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Entrance to Bramley Baths, payment office and turnstile can be seen.
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Bramley Baths, Exterior (Bramley) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, View of Bramley Baths from Broad Lane, Calverley Lane is to the left.
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Bramley Baths, Exterior (Bramley) (8 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Exterior of Bramley Public Baths, situated on the junction of Broad Lane and Calverley Lane. This was one of many public baths and swimming pools built in Leeds around the late 1890s, early 1900s. A board with admission charges on the left of the entrance lists Gentlemans Baths, 1st Class warm with shower 6d, 2nd Class 3d, Russian and Vapour baths are also on offer. Ladies were charged the same. A swimming session cost 4d 1st class, 2d second class. The charge for children, care of property or hire of drawers (swimming trunks) was a 1d.
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