Workesleigh Street Baths and Wash House which stood on Workesleigh Street was built around the late 19th early 20th century.
The township of Newton Heath was added to the City of Manchester in 1890 and it is quite possible the building predated this time, although the exact date of construction is unsure, but it was in existence from at least 1906, when the picture above dates from.
In the 1970s, almost hundred years since the Baths and Wash Houses Committee was founded, 16 public wash houses in the Manchester still stood, although with the arrival of new technology the end of the era of wash houses was about to start.
This is a picture of Worksleigh Street as it is today.
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