Then and now in Bath

George St Then and Now

AbbTop collage is George St from a 1918 postmarked card (although believed to be a circa 1910 photo) and again in 2016

Second collage is Abbey Green in 1905 and 2016

Below – Temperance Hall in Widcombe in, judging from the film advertising, 1924 and now. Built in 1847 on the site of an old turnpike toll house, the hall has been home to Rechabites, Wesleyan Methodists, Elim Gospel, Wesleyan Evangelists and now the Church of Christ, Scientist. The Valentino silent drama advertised showing at the Assembly Rooms (Easter Monday April 13th for “one week only”) was remade starring Bob Hope in 1946

Widcombe Temperance Hall Then and now

Below – Argyle Chapel/St in 1910 and 2016. I believe the shops either side of the Chapel in the 1910 photo were Kathleen Hawkins (milliner) and F.C Hancock (hairdresser & perfumer). Now McColls and Dappa (hairdressers) respectively.

Argyle Chapel Then and now

Below – George Street from “Images of Bath” in 1923 with the King Edward VII memorial and now

George St then and now

Below – North Road, Combe Down in 1910 and now

North Road Then & Now

Below – St Kildas Road in c1910 and 2016. The top photo is a R.Wilkinson & Co (Trowbridge) postcard. The shop visible on the left at the corner of Cynthia Rd would have been Howells grocers at the time and the spire of St Andrews Church can just be made out behind the Royal Crescent (burnt out by incendiaries in the Bath Blitz and subsequently demolished).

St Kildas Rd Then & Now

Below – Dunsford Place in 1930 and now

Dunsford Place Then and now


Below – the Somerset & Dorset railway bridge at the Windsor Bridge/Lower Bristol Road junction