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Albert Grove, Jewish Baths (Mikvah) (Little London) (1 comment)
Black & White image1956. Leeds Terrace is on the left and 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. They were later leased by the Jewish community who took responsibility for them. The cost of the land and building was £2,400 and 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 and 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. This view shows Albert Grove with the junction with Leeds Terrace on the left.
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Bramley Baths, Broad Lane (Bramley)
Colour image27th September 2012. View of Bramley Baths on Broad Lane showing the boiler house complete with the chimney which remains from the foundry which had previously occupied the site. The Grade II listed baths date from 1904 when as well as a swimming pool, individual public baths were provided for a small charge for the benefit of the many people who did not have bathing facilities in their own homes at the time.
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Bramley Baths, Broad Lane (Bramley) (2 comments)
Colour image27th September 2012. View shows Bramley Baths situated on Broad Lane, a public amenity where thousands of Bramley's children have learnt to swim over the years through school swimming lessons or private lessons. Opened in 1904 as a pool and public bath-house, it was built on the site of an old foundry whose chimney still dominates the scene. Now a Grade II listed building, the baths are still in use today after the building was transferred from Leeds City Council in January 2013 to a community-led, not-for-profit Industrial Provident Society. It is now run as a centre for fitness, health and fun, with a public gym, swimming pool, steam rooms and space for meetings and community events.
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Bramley Baths, Entrance (Bramley) (18 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, Entrance to Bramley Baths, payment office and turnstile can be seen.
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