All for £13k

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IT IS now more than 98 years since construction began on what was to become Govanhill Baths on Calder Street in the southside of the city.

Some 3,155 square yards were earmarked for the construction and came in at a cost of £13,000 – including the purchase of the land.

The foundation stone was laid by lord provost Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson on Friday, July 3.

The ceremony was presided over by Bailie Sloane who was the convener of the Baths committee.

He presented the lord provost with a silver trowel for the ceremony.

Two councillors placed documents in a casket and secured it within the cavity of the stone which was then placed in position while the 100th psalm was sung.

The ceremony was followed by a luncheon in the city chambers.