Private Bath, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

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Date:1950 - 1960 (c.)

Description:The brine baths were believed to cure rheumatism, the warm brine improving circulation. Each patient was allotted a private bath and dressing room.

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search for a water supply for the town. This led to the opening of the Brine Baths in Greengate Street in 1892. Its royal title was granted after a visit by the Duchess of Teck in 1895.

A swimming pool, Turkish baths and a several therapeutic pools (for curing rheumatism) were provided and entrance cost sixpence.

The baths were demolished in 1977 when the building was found to be unsafe. Civic offices now stand on this site.


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1870s
Bridge Street, Stafford
Bridge Street, Stafford

View from Green Bridge towards Chetwynd House. Mr Jenkinson, a baker and confectioner, ...

1900s
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford
Royal Brine Baths, Stafford

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search ...

1920s
Greengate Street and Mill Bank Corner, Stafford,
Greengate Street and Mill Bank Corner, Stafford,

View showing Henry Mercer's saddlers shop and the Baths Hotel on Greengate Street. In ...

1930s
George VI's Coronation Decorations, Bridge Street, Stafford,
George VI's Coronation Decorations, Bridge Street, Stafford,

1950s
Brine Swim, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,
Brine Swim, Royal Brine Baths, Stafford,

In the 1880s a thick bed of salt was discovered on Stafford Common, during the search ...

1980s
Henry Venables Ltd lorry at the Stafford Pageant,
Henry Venables Ltd lorry at the Stafford Pageant,

Henry Venables Ltd lorry driving along South Walls whilst taking part in the Stafford ...

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Donor ref:P98.020.0029 (18/1959)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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