In our efforts to spread the word about Archives+ myself and Angela, along with Jackie and Hannah our partners from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, went along to Victoria Baths Local History Fair on Sunday the 1st of September.

Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building on Hathersage Road in Manchester. Opened in in 1906 it operated as a swimming pool and Turkish Baths until its closure in 1993.

Victoria Baths, 1906
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the building winning the BBCs Restoration programme, the Victoria Baths Trust are holding a month of events including tours, talks, open days and events, including the Local History Fair that we attended. The building is fantastic and the restoration is continuing thanks to the tireless work of the volunteers there so we would definitely recommend a visit. Why not have a look at the images on our Flickr page to give you a taste of the building?

Mixed Bathing, Victoria Baths, 1925
We wanted to make sure people are aware of the imminent closure of the Greater Manchester County Record Office on September the 14th, but also of the planned reopening of Central Library in Spring 2014. We took along images and items that linked to the themes of the Archives+ exhibition which will be on the ground floor of Central Library. These include Industry and Innovation, Health and Living Conditions Pastimes among others.

Keep your eye on the blog for more details about the exhibition.