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John Henry 'Rob' Derbyshire (1878–1938)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Victoria Baths Trust

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Rob Derbyshire, whose actual name was John Henry Derbyshire, was born in Manchester in 1878. His father (also John Derbyshire) was the manager of Osborne Street Baths and then became Superintendent of Manchester City Council's Baths and Wash Houses Department. Mr Derbyshire senior played a key role in the construction of the Victoria Baths and the family moved when it opened in 1906 to the large Superintendant's flat.

Victoria Baths


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    90 x 70 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan from the Amateur Swimming Association


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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 0FE England

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