Two years down the line, the small pool has already been closed since January 2016 because it needs repairing, and GLL declared it not viable, thus reducing considerably the number of people using Milton Road. GLL are already talking about applying to convert the 'dry side' to apartments while retaining the outer shell of the building, this bombshell hit the local news on Boxing Day: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14988638.Health_Hydro_could_be_gutted_inside_to_make_way_for_flats/
Others have written eloquently about the history of the building, such as the fascinating blog Swindon in the Past Lane written by Frances Bevan, her piece written 5 years ago on Milton Road Baths gives a superb account of their history, have a look: http://swindonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/milton-road-baths.html?spref=tw
There's a petition to save the baths from GLL's plans, https://www.change.org/p/grenwich-leisure-limited-save-swindon-s-health-hydro
and the Save Swindon's Heritage Facebook group has some excellent feedback made by the eminent historian, Graham Carter, who met GLL today at a meeting facilitated by South Swindon MP Robert Buckland.
You will find lots more information on the current situation on Angela Atkinson's excellent blog: Born Again Swindonian: http://swindonian.me/2016/12/29/swindon-health-hydro/
Since there's so much information around about the baths, I decided to pay a visit to the Turkish baths and take a few photos.
I cycled from the Link Centre partly by the Southern Flyer cycle route, so didn't have to cycle on the road until I reached the centre of Swindon.
On arrival, we were greeted warmly in reception, and encouraged to take advantage of the experience after being shown round, I took a few photos, but it's not easy to convey the experience of the Turkish baths. We started with a shower, here's one of them
After another shower, dressed and felt amazing, relaxed, clean and invigorated. I asked if we could have a look round and take a few photos, we tagged onto a tour being given to someone intending to join.
We didn't weigh ourselves before and after!
Jane Faulkes a Mc Timoney Chiropractor who I have visited many times at Milton Road, she invited us into her practice room to photograph her fireplace: