COST: A sauna, brine bath
session and back and shoulder massage costs pounds 21 including refreshments and takes 21/1 hours.
The way it was: The treatment room at St Andrew's Brine Baths
in Droitwich in 1930, above left.
In the 1880s, a local businessman, Mr Corbett, the 'Salt King', decided that brine baths
would be a profitable extra outlet for the town's main, indeed only, product.
1952: Liverpool players went to Northwich for a course of brine baths
and massage to prepare for the next week's Cup Tie at Burnley.
Producers were obliged to form groups to provide sufficient pigmeat for the jointly owned brine baths
that cured the product.
I also went to Droitwich Brine Baths
to do stuff on my own pushing my arm down in the salt water and bringing it back up again.
Droitwich, which is famous for its brine baths
and was mentioned in the Domesday Book, does have a title of honorary freeman, but that award is reserved for those who have served the local community rather than starred on the global sporting stage.
THEY used to be famous throughout the land - but Stafford's Royal Brine Baths
are long gone.
The team would take brisk walks and brine baths
as well as play the odd round of golf.
The presence of spa water had long been exploited in Droitwich, with a number of brine baths
and salty watering-holes, but none had been successful enough to transform the fortunes (or the appearance) of the town.
When the salt industry declined in the late 19th century, the 'Salt King', wealthy industrialist John Corbett, thought up ways to re-invent the town - as a fashionable spa destination, but in the 20th century, when the public brine baths
closed, it was Droitwich townsfolk who had to fight.
The day is being held in the run up to National Stress Awareness Day on November 1 and will also include a chance to 'float' in the unique Droitwich Spa Brine Baths