7 DECEMBER 1945, Page 15

SIR,—Permit me to inform Mr. L. McN. Shelford that as

far back as 1880 houses were being erected at Folkestone by the score fitted with bathrooms and electric bells. Similar conditions prevailed at Bourne- mouth, Eastbourne, and other fashionable resorts. It is highly probable that the daily bath was introduced into this country by retired Indian officers and civilians during the early part of the nineteenth century.— Cheltenham.