Hugh Francis

Hugh Francis

Hugh Francis
President Institute of Baths Management 1967 – 1968

Hugh Francis worked in the public baths service during a career which spanned many years and saw him employed by local authorities in Hawick, Renfrew, Falkirk, Dunbar, Barrow-in-Furness, Burnley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Nottingham, where he retired from the post of General Manager, Baths and Laundries, in 1970.

He was the winner of the F R Botham Award in 1971 and presented many papers, at both branch and national level, and contributed many articles to the institute journal.

He was as the co-author of the Institutes report to the Royal Commission of Local Government Reorganisation and Staffing and the booklets ‘Private Baths’, ‘Design Guide No 1’ and the original ‘Student’s Manual’. The Hugh Francis Scholarship was instituted in 1993, and it is a fitting tribute that his name be commemorated in the future of the institute’s existence.

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