Significant Events in the History of the Institute 1930 to 1939

1930

Southern District of the ‘Association of Bath Superintendents’ established.

Sixth Annual Conference Southampton – May 7th to 9th

10th President: R. Tootell (Burnley)

Hon Secretary: H. R. Austin (Beckenham, Kent)

Hon. Treasurer: J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

Conference attended by a Representative of the Ministry of Health Dr. J. Alison Glover O.B.E., M.D.

1931

Scottish District of the ‘Association of Bath Superintendents’ established.

The Association was incorporated and became the ‘National Association of Bath Superintendents’ (Incorporated).

Advisory Committee established to deal with planning or construction of baths and wash-houses.

Seventh Annual Conference Bournemouth – May 6th to 8th

11th President: Mr. F. A. Burch (Islington)

Hon Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin (Beckenham, Kent)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

Conference attended by a Representative of the Ministry of Health W. A. Ross, O.B.E.

First visit by a foreign delegate to the conference took place; the gentleman being Mr. Ernst Hoppenberg of Bremen who gave a paper entitled ‘Public Baths in Germany’.

1932

Districts of the Association renamed as Branches

Eighth Annual Conference Manchester – May 4th to 6th

12th President: Mr. A. Teasdale (Manchester)

Hon Secretary: Mr. E. Shutt (Central Baths, Bermondsey)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

Mr. A. Teasdale Presidential Address ….’The objects of the Association are to create and stimulate a desire amongst its members to render mutual assistance to one another, make themselves as proficient as possible for the positions they hold, and thus to raise the status of Bath Superintendent as Municipal Officers’

1933

Ninth Annual Conference Royal Leamington Spa – May 3rd to 5th

13th President: Mr. A. E. Read (Greenwich)

Hon Secretary: Mr. E. Shutt (Central Baths, Bermondsey)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

1934

Association introduces syllabus for Associate examinations.

Examinations were held in Sheffield and candidates travelled from London, Manchester, Nottingham and Falkirk.

First recorded use of the designatory letters: M.N.A.B.S, in a conference report of the National Association of Bath Superintendents.

A London Borough, thought to be Holborn, adopted and put into operation an apprenticeship scheme. It is thought that the member of the Association concerned in the management was the Emil Whittle.

Ministry of Health invited the Association to submit evidence with respect to bath buildings and equipment and a memorandum was submitted in September in the preparation of which each Branch had taken part.

First publication of Baths and Bath Engineering – The Official Journal of the National Association of Bath Superintendents – March 1934

Tenth Annual Conference Hastings – May 16th to 18th

14th President: Mr. Chas. Burgess (Leeds)

Hon Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin (Beckenham, Kent)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

1935

Eleventh Annual Conference Southport May – 14th to 16th

15th President: Mr. A. W. Stapleton M.I.E.C. (Hackney)

Hon Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin (Beckenham, Kent)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

1936

Twelfth Annual Conference Edinburgh – May 12th to 14th

16th President: Mr. Colin Campbell (Dunfermline)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin (Beckenham, Kent)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

1937

Thirteenth Annual Conference Scarborough – May 4th to 6th

17th President: Mr. Chas. N. Bond M.J.Inst.E., M.I.E.C.(Bournemouth)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin (Beckenham, Kent)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

1938

Fourteenth Annual Conference Bournemouth – May 10th to 12th

18th President: Mr. F. Wilkinson (Nelson)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

1939

Fifteenth Annual Conference Hastings – May 16th to 18th

19th President: Mr. Thos E. Mogg (Woolwich)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. J. D. Sutton (West Ham)

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