The 1912 Amateur Swimming Association directory for swimmers in England listing: Indoor swimming baths, lidos, swimming lakes, swimming rivers, and seaside swimming facilities...
Public Baths, Commercial Road, Newnham.
Bedford's Commercial Road Swimming Bath opened in 1872, as the town's first official bathing place. Lido.
The rules of 1884 show how the opening hours were strictly regulated, often by sex and class: the Union Boys were lads from the local Workhouse. Bedford's first swimming pools, the Commercial Road Baths and Newham Baths, were both open-air pools incorporating parts of the river.
Public Baths, Waller Street.
LUTON'S former swimming baths in Waller Street were opened in 1913 by the town's MP, Cecil Harmsworth