Sheffield S1 | Glossop Road (B6547)
This view of Glossop Road looking west towards Broomhill features on the left hand side Glossop Road Baths. The original building dates back to 1836, and was built as a medical facility rather than swimming baths, at the height of the Cholera epidemic in which 402 Sheffield people died. Before the baths were built people were obliged to immerse themselves in the River Don, which was becoming increasingly polluted. The Sheffield Bath Company Ltd was formed in 1875 and purchased the public baths for £2,500. This coincided with the rise in popularity in bathing and marked a change of emphasis from medical to recreational use. (Thanks to Spa1877 for the brief history of Glossop Rad Baths)
The tram tracks are those of the Sheffield Supertram and from here they head out of the city centre to Middlewood and Malin Bridge. This section was first opened in 1995.
Supertram tram stop photograph on Postcard Cafe HERE
ABOUT SHEFFIELD S1: A series of photographs of Sheffield city centre streets empty of people*, cars and traffic. Click the links below to view other images in the Sheffield S1 series:
*No pedestrians were harmed in the taking of these photographs