Memories of Bowness-on-Windermere, Hydro 1887

This is the front entrance to the Windermere Hydropathic Hotel. During the Second World War it was the home of Ashville College of Harrogate, as they had been evacuated to Windermere as the school buildings in Harrogate were being used by the Civil Service. The hotel is still in use as a hotel and has beautiful views over the lake.

My great granddad, Thomas Henry Smith, was a Bathman at the Hydro having come from Melrose in Scotland where he was a Bathman at the Melrose Hydro.

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