This is how Leeds cleaned up its act. PICS: YPN and Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
This is how Leeds cleaned up its act. PICS: YPN and Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

Changing Leeds - How the city improved its hygiene through the years

Huge efforts were made to improve the sanitation of Leeds after the many outbreaks of cholera and other infectious diseases in the 1800s.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 5:00 am
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 8:25 am

Leeds Corporation built public baths, swimming pools and wash-houses aware that improved hygiene promoted better health. They were provided in areas of back-to-back houses and cottages where it was difficult for people to heat quantities of water, enjoy privacy or have room for sanitary fittings. These photos showcase how Leeds cleaned up its act. READ MORE: Changing Leeds - The rise and fall of the city's International Pool LOVE LEEDS? LOVE RETRO? Join 'Leeds Retro' on facebook

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