Come and be Cured!

Come one come all to Shakespeare County, the place to be healed in the Victorian age!  I love this picture -- it was taken at the Pump Rooms in Royal Leamington Spa (our old town, the pump rooms are now the library), where people would flock to the spas to be cured of all kinds of things.  Rich, fashionable families would spend the summer here to bathe in and drink the mineral water (gag), and later to receive strange medical treatments, like electrotherapy!  It's really a shame they've done away with it all - I would try this in a second! 

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