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DaveR

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Bedelia

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Comment #1 - Posted June 18, 2014, 02:48:37 PM
I was going to ask if anyone remembered this!  My mum used to go there in the late 60s/early 70s (and took me with her to wait). 

It was in Upper Mostyn Street, on the right as you go up the hill - and yes, it was an actual sauna, not a euphemism!  There was a sign on the arcade - "SAUNA" in red capitals - pointing customers into the premises (up a staircase?). 

Once you got in, there was a blue tiled plunge pool with rubber plants or palms, and the sauna cubicles themselves.  It all seemed to be rather dimly lit.  I was a child, so I never had a go myself (!), but I remember spending quite a bit of time hanging around at the poolside, waiting for mum.  I suppose this was the pre-spa experience for rainy days when you couldn't go to the beach.  As I recall, it was never very busy though; I don't remember the staff or any other patrons...

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Comment #2 - Posted June 25, 2014, 10:58:33 AM
I think you actually went down a flight of stairs to it? I've always believed it was in the basement of J W Ryder' shop (which is still there) and the entrance was in the alleyway to the side of the shop.

Bedelia

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Comment #3 - Posted July 01, 2014, 10:38:31 PM
You may be right.  I just remember stairs figuring in it somewhere and it was always a bit dark and deserted inside.  There was a children's clothes shop above or next door, I seem to think.  I know I had some clothes from there. 
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