Gill Wright (1959-2021)

TACS was very sorry to hear of the untimely death of Gill Wright at the beginning of March this year.

Members will recall that it was Gill Wright who played such a significant role in saving the Victoria Baths in Manchester. Gill wrote a three page article about the baths and its ceramic tiles for us in our Summer 2003 issue of Glazed Expressions (no.47), the same year that the Victoria Baths won the BBC TV Series ‘Restoration’ held in August and with it the £3.5million prize. For a full account of Gill’s life and achievements in campaigning for the protection of historic swimming pools  and Victoria Baths in particular please refer to an obituary written by Helen Pidd in The Guardian newspaper dated 30 March 2021. Our thoughts go out to her many friends, colleagues and family.