Baths Island


Baths Island is so named as it was indeed the town's swimming baths noted on maps as early as the 1860s.
Subsequently the banks were concrete lined, the islands joined and hand rails fitted along the waterline, probably in the 1930s and changing rooms erected adjacent to the railway arches.
Today the island is a public open space which can be enjoyed by everyone.

The reference to joining the islands is probably to linking Baths island with Deadwater Ait, downstream of the railway bridge.