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Victoria Baths-Our 6th year at this amazing venue

3rd June 2018

What a gem in the North of England's social history and we are so lucky to use it 3 times a year to set off all off our exhibitors finds.

When it opened in 1906, Victoria Baths on Hathersage Road, Manchester, was described as "the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country" and "a water palace of which every citizen of Manchester can be proud." Not only did the building provide spacious and extensive facilities for swimming, bathing and leisure, it was built of the highest quality materials with many period decorative features:- stained glass, terracotta, tiles and mosaic floors.

Victoria Baths served the people of central Manchester for 87 years and established themselves in the affections of all those who used the facilities.

Rattan Revival

10th June 2018

Rattan and bamboo are big news in interiors over the past couple of years. This boho, jungalow, 70's style is ever popular and often teamed up with house plants to get the look.

Ever since the 1920's the weaving of natural materials has been a method to create tables, chairs and shelving to use in the home.