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Synonyms for bathing machine

a building containing dressing rooms for bathers

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These photographs show scores of bathers on the beach making use of the old bathing machines in 1910 - at the same time as Whitley Bay saw the opening of its now famous Pleasure Gardens.
Above, Victorian bathing machines, kindly built by Mostyn Estates that will house art exhibitions
In 1891, a visitor to Whitley Bay wrote that "already the sands are studded with bathing machines and Barry bids fair to be a favourite seaside resort".
It was Britain's first holiday resort and the Victorians used to flock there, to enjoy the summer sun and have a soak in the sea, using bathing machines to hide their modesty
In the summer of 1891, a visitor to Whitmore Bay wrote that "already the sands are studded with bathing machines, and Barry bids fair to become a favourite seaside resort.
It's an informal process through the photographs and stories of people who live in the town itself, from the days of bathing machines and straw hats, to beach towels and ice-creams.
In 1891 a visitor to Whitmore Bay would write that: ``Already the sands are studded with bathing machines, and Barry bids fair to be a favourite seaside resort.
He sought cover among the bathing machines but was chased out of his hiding place and made another run for liberty.
GEORGE CLARKE'S AMAZING SPACES Channel 4, 8pm Back in the Victorian era, bathing machines were all the rage, capable of hiding a person's modesty while allowing them to enjoy the pleasures of the ocean.
The result, over one packed weekend is a variety of multi disciplines and locations, incorporating buildings (some off limits to the public); the pavement; the promenade; the pier; empty shops; galleries; open studios; the seafront shelters; the bandstand, our very own Victorian Bathing Machines and even a ski slope and a cave for this year's festival.
Pictures in The Gazette's archives date as far back as the Victorian times when bathing machines were next to the pier.
Ravilious quite caught the eye last autumn, however, when his 1938 painting Bathing Machines, Aldeburgh, sold at auction for a little over a quarter of a million pounds.
Alexander Mowat had the monopoly on sea-bathing at the beach and what is now Regent Quay from the 1840s, when fashionable Victorians would preserve their modesty utilising his bathing machines on the sands.
As for bathing, this spot was well suited to the feeble and infirm since, according to a guide-book, there was a good supply of "well conducted" bathing machines, while the pebbly beach itself "descends gently into the sea, which is generally clear, and free from weed" (Hyett 12).