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Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building, situated in the Chorlton-upon-Medlock area of Manchester.  The Baths opened to the public in 1906 and cost £59,144 to build. Manchester City Council closed the baths in 1993. Ever since then, the Friends of Victoria Baths and the Victoria Baths Trust have been campaigning to save the building and to re-open the Turkish Baths and at least one of the pools.

The Friends have a dedicated group of volunteers who run the shop and café, act as tour guides on Open Days and help to look after the building in many other ways.  Funds donated by Restoration Supporters go directly into the Trust's Building Fund.

So far, Restoration Supporters have donated over £50,000 to this fund which has supported much needed restoration work including:

The restoration of the windows in the Turkish Rest Room including the Angel of Purity window
Refurbishment of the original poolside toilets in the Males 1st Class and Gala pool to create visitor toilets
Reinstatement of basement windows that had been bricked up
restoration of the AQUA stained glass window in the Gala pool

They have achieved a great deal but there is still much more to do.  You can help to preserve Victoria Baths for the future and see it reopened to the public.

If you would like to help there is more information available on their website: http://www.victoriabaths.org.uk/support-us/friends/

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