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Dennistoun Baths Harriers

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Dennistoun Baths Harriers

Dennistoun Baths Harriers before setting off for a "hare and hounds" race c 1900. John Wilson is on the end of the third row on the right hand side.

Dennistoun Baths opened in Craigpark in 1884 and was privately run for members only until it closed in 1993. Apart from access to a swimming pool and Turkish Baths, members could also join various clubs which were affiliated to the baths, such as the harriers club (for cross-country running) or the water polo team.

Harriers clubs became popular in the West of Scotland from the 1880s. Clydesdale Harriers, for example, was founded in Glasgow in 1885 with the aim of promoting amateur athletics generally and cross-country running in particular.

Reference: 1238.78.140

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
cross-country runners, cross-country running, Dennistoun Baths Harriers, hare and hounds races, swimming pools, Turkish Baths, water polo



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