Significant Events in the History of the Institute 1940 to 1949

1940

20th President: James A. Allan (Paisley)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

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

1941

21st President: Mr. J. W. Wright (Bingley)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

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

1942

22nd President: Mr. H. Latham (Bethnal Green)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

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

1943

23rd President: Mr. Grange Talbot (Bradford)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

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

1944

24th President: Mr. L. N. Hudson (Nelson)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

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

1945

‘Study Circle’ established in Scotland

First post-war Annual General Meeting Northampton – June 22nd

24th President: Mr. L. N. Hudson (Nelson)

Secretary: Mr. H. R. Austin

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

1946

Marks the centenary of the passing of the first Baths and Wash-Houses Act 1846

Sixteenth Annual Conference Porchester Hall, London – May 15th to17th

25th President: Mr. F. R. Botham (Manchester)

Secretary: Mr. L. F. James

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

1947

South Wales group established associated to the Southern Branch.

The first reference in the Associations’ conference report of ‘Baths Study Circles’ and the ‘National Association of Bath Superintendents examination test’. The Syllabus included subjects such as ‘General office routine, design of Baths and Wash-Houses, buildings with particular reference to ventilation and acoustics, Water technology, Steam generation and finally Baths administration’.

Seventeenth Annual Conference McLellan Galleries, Glasgow – May 7th to 9th

26th President: Mr. M. M. Bowie (Glasgow)

Secretary: Mr. L. F. James

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

1948

Baths Management (Organisation and Administration) by John A. Davenport, M.Sc., B.Eng. Former General Manager of Liverpool Corporation Baths Department published by the Association of Bath Superintendents.

The Associate Certificate award is accepted by the National Joint Council. The examination has been placed in Appendix B of the list of examinations appropriate to the Local Government Service.

Out of 89 members that sat for the Associations examinations only 40 were successful.

Eighteenth Annual Conference Town Hall Hove – May 25th to 28th

27th President: Mr. T. Hayhurst (Bury)

Secretary: Mr. L. F. James

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. F. R. Botham (Manchester)

Conference attended by Representatives of the;

Ministry of Health: Dr. A. Key, D.Sc., Ph.D and dr. E. T. Conybeare M.D., F.R.C.P.

Ministry of Fuel and Power; A. Robens, M.P. (Parliamentary Secretary)

Amateur Swimming Association: C. Wootton

National Association of Swimming Instructors: S. W. Mellow

Dutch Baths Superintendents Association: National President Mr. Wissenract

Dr. J. A. C. Bierenbroodspot, President of the National Organisation of Dutch Public Baths and Swimming Pools addressed the conference.

1949

Nineteenth Annual Conference Town Hall Bournemouth – June 28th to July 1st

28th President: Mr. L. F. James (Hackney)

Secretary: Mr. H. Leadbeater (Paddington)

Hon. Treasurer: Mr. F. R. Botham (Manchester

Conference attended by Representatives of:

The Ministry of Health H. W. Coales (Deputy Chief Engineering Inspector)

Dutch Association of Covered Pools Dr. J. A. C. Bierenbroodspot (President)

Dutch Baths Association P. W. Wissenret (Secretary)

National Association of Belgium Baths and Swimming Pools John Van den Bossche (Secretary)

National Association of Local Government Officers R. T. Shears

Swimming Teachers Association R. Smale

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