Other formats

    TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1 (May 1, 1930)

Britain and the Bath

Britain and the Bath.

“Bathing in Hyde Park” (and mixed bathing it would seem) is the heading under which the papers tell of some criticism of the MacDonald Government's baths policy in London. For many years it was considered to be trite, but at the same time truthful, to write about “the Englishman and his Bath.” But recently some iconoclastic observers in the London weeklies have been alleging that the Continental does far more bathing than the Englishman, and that the European public baths, especially in supposedly depressed cities like Vienna and Budapest, are far more accommodating, more artistic, and on the whole cheaper than anything of the kind in London. Something of the Roman tradition of the baths seems to linger over parts of Middle Europe, and Mr. Grundy, who has not been much heard of lately; and the Minister remained unabashed. “I am a person of the broadest views,” he said.