Bath Spa University students and other ‘brave’ supporters of the Cleveland Pools Project took part in a fashion show with a difference at Bath’s Green Park Station on Saturday evening – May 9th.
Called ‘200 Years of Bathing in Bath’ this catwalk event was all about the evolution of the bathing costume.
It provided a good illustration of how it wasn’t just the water that brought about a ‘shrinking’ of the amount of material you covered yourself in when it came to taking a dip.
The event was in aid of raising funds to help restore and re-open Britain’s last open air Georgian lido which just happens to be one of Bath’s hidden treasures!
The Bathwick-based and currently derelict complex will celebrate its 200th anniversary this July.
There were lots of amusing anecdotes about the practice of bathing over the years to go with a pacey stroll through our seaside history with Trustee Paul Simons – suitably dressed – doing the commentary.
The Virtual Museum had a chat with him and with Jenny Brown – the main organiser of the show.
Find out more about the Cleveland Pools Trust and Project via www.clevelandpools.org.uk