Object Record

Collection Social History Collection
Catalogue Number 1976.37
Maker Clyde Floating Swimming Bath Co.
Date 1879
Object Name Ticket, Admission
Description Season ticket, for a family, for the Clyde Floating Swimming Bath Co. for season 1879. The ticket is made out to James MacCunn (1840-1918).

The Clyde Floating Swimming Bath was the creation of James MacCunn (1840-1918) and opened in 1879. It was a 120ft floating barge moored in the River Clyde which was accessed via a small pier and gang plank. It proved successful and added various refinements each season. Although unheated it served 'temperance refreshments' and proved popular with young ladies with 'ladies only' sessions and displays of 'fancy swimming'. It lasted until it came adrift from the barge moorings during a storm and sank in October 1881.
Place of Origin Greenock/Inverclyde/Scotland/United Kingdom
Material Card/Paper/Ink
Acquisition Gift of James McCunn 1901
People MacCunn, James, 1840-1918, shipowner
Search Terms Clyde Floating Swimming Bath Co., Greenock