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THE REPORT ON PUBLIC BATHS AND WASH-HOUSES

IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

BY

AGNES CAMPBELL, B.A.

1918

said the following:

The Towns Improvement Act, 1847, the Baths and Wash-houses Act, 1847, and the Pubhc Health Act, 1875, contain clauses which modify the principal Act in detail but leave its main provisions unaltered. The question of providing means for the cleansing of persons and clothes was fully met, so far as legislation was concerned, and for more than thirty years no further development took place.

A report, published for the Bath Committee of the London Association in 1852, shows that the passing of the 1846 Act was followed by an outburst of activity in Public Baths and Wash-house building throughout the country. London possessed eight establishments; Liverpool, Preston, Tynemouth, Bristol, Nottingham, Hull, and Birmingham had already taken advantage of the Act. in the words of the Report, " Baths and Wash-houses are now built or building in almost every large town in England." The movement spread to the Continent, and deputations came from France and Belgium to see the new model establishment at Whitechapel.

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