Clubbing Together - Marion

March 28th 2020

"I’m already missing my lengths which keep me fit and keep me counting! I’m also missing friends, staff and the Turkish Suite where I’ve spent many an hour relaxing."


Marion
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Marion Gardyne may have retired from teaching, but she’s as busy as ever producing art that’s been exhibited all over the city and in the club. Marion first joined in 2001, took a wee break to travel, then dived straight back in on her return. It’s fair to say she’s missing us and she’s sticking with us.

...Back in the noughties I joined, had a teaching career break to travel abroad then returned. I’m passionate about swimming. I love the pool, the building and the community. There really is nowhere else like it - our club is unique! It’s a wonderful place for me to keep fit, hangout, relax and escape the humdrum of day to day life. I’m already missing my lengths which keep me fit and keep me counting! I’m also missing friends, staff and the Turkish Suite where I’ve spent many an hour relaxing. I’m missing the chat, the humour, the coffees and (occasional...) glass of wine. Not forgetting the free newspapers, fluffy white towels, hot showers and deep, deep bath tubs. And always, ALWAYS, the peace and tranquillity which never, ever leaves the old place. The club isn’t my only passion, another is my art and I’m missing the artist folk. Especially all those who contribute towards our collaborative, inclusive and successful group exhibitions that help raise funds to renovate the club. Great fun, great support and great creativity. I miss all that and can’t wait to get back. That’s why I’m sticking with the Arlington.

If you’d like to share why you joined and why you’ll stick with us, send words and pictures to info@arlingtonbaths.co.uk

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