Burroughs Gardens Laundry

Burroughs Gardens Laundry by Peter WebsterSketch by Peter Webster

Peter found the drawing whilst rummaging through some long kept drawings and paintings. Peter did this pencil and ink sketch from memory either whilst or soon after he left the Baths Department in about 1966 or 67. Peter states;

‘I was asked to leave because I was useless in my position as a trainee swimming baths superintendent. Still, they were happy days working in the office in Fontenoy Street. The names I remember are Mr Bland, Mr Thatcher, Mr Tonks, Mr Griesdale and Rachael Singleton on the switchboard. I was also at Queens Drive Baths where Mr Turnbull was the Superintendent and Sid was an attendant and Billy was the boiler man.’ 

‘The only other establishment I worked in for any length of time was the Queens Drive Swimming Baths. Although my time in the (Head) office in Fontenoy Street was partly spent  by reading about the history of the Baths Department.’

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One Response to “Burroughs Gardens Laundry”

  1. Thomas Coucill says:

    I was a representive for Shaw’s of Darwen and remember my happy times spent with Mr. Tonks, in charge of maintainance. He had no car and visited the various establishments by local transport. He would call me if there was a pool,tiling project and I would go along with him to measure up and submit a price. I would then offer him a lift to other pools he had to visit. Maybe Lister Drive, Cornwallis Street, Burroughs Gardens, Picton etc., It was always a interesting morning (and a pleasure) I remember us driving along Park Road and he pointed out the various streets named after Dickens characters., He would NEVER allow me to take him out for lunch. These were happy days for me, occasionally meeting Mr. Bland who we always treated with the greatest respect. Thank you all at Fontenoy Street, Liverpool and for the treasured memories of those days in the 1960/70s

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