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The Botham family in the Superintendent's Flat, 1949

"Come together with Victoria Baths in 2021"

The People Upstairs

25 Mar 2021 19:00 -20:00

Adults: Pay as you Feel - suggested donation £5

Join us for the first in our Hidden Histories series of online talks:

The People who Lived Upstairs

When Victoria Baths was designed and built, the architects included living accommodation for the Superintendent of Manchester Baths and Wash Houses.The position of Superintendent was an important one, being responsible for the smooth running of all of Manchester's Baths and Wash Houses. 

Join us to find out more about the Superintendents and their families who lived and worked at Victoria Baths, from the first, Mr John Derbyshire to the last, Mr Harry Hitchin, who lived here from 1961 until his retirement in 1972. Mrs Hitchin recalls "I remember arriving at Victoria Baths in January 1961. The beautiful building was bathed in sunshine, and the children were saying "Are we going to live here? Wow!""

More information:

The event starts at 7pm, with a presentation, and there will be time for questions before the event finishes at 8pm.

Event suitable for older children and adults. 

Tickets are available NOW via the ticketing link at the bottom of this page. Please book a ticket for your screen/household and pay what you feel - our suggested donation is £5.00. 

Every donation helps to support Victoria Baths, who look after this beautiful building for the community of Manchester and beyond.




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