Aerial photos of Bath

Aerial photos of Bath – first published in the Bath Chronicle “Down Memory Lane” feature during 2001 and initially taken by the Aerofilm company. With thanks to our lovely client Russell, who found these at the bottom of his wardrobe whilst moving and wanted to donate them to our collection! Each photo has a brief… Read More

Exploring the local history of Bath from inside the property industry

I make no secret of my passion for local history and thoroughly enjoy poking around the library or searching the web to see what I can learn. I’m also an avid collector of old photographs, postcards and maps of Bath, which always brings complaints from the kids when I drag them yet again to a… Read More

Moorland Road, Oldfield Park, Bath – the evolution of a community high street

    Sparked by a chance conversation with another Moorland Road shop owner, I thought I could do with a little historical research project in my copious spare time! The aim was to illustrate the many changes in our local community “high street” over approx 80yrs. In the spreadsheet below, you’ll find a list of trades and occupations… Read More

Bath War Hospital

Kindly donated by the Skehan family, this photo shows a group of recovering servicemen posing with a nurse in the sensory garden outside the Bath War Hospital huts. Dated between 1916 and 1922. The Bath War Hospital opened in 1916, with 1000 beds and an operating theatre. The structures were demolished in 1929 and the site on… Read More

The origins of a road – Shakespeare Avenue and Bear Flat

Bear Flat, Poets Corner and Beechen Cliff – Bear Flat is south of central Bath, largely built during the early years of the reign of King Edward VII. The Wellsway runs through Bear Flat and originally this was the main pilgrimage route from Bath (with its Abbey) to Wells (with its cathedral). ‘Flat’ may be derived from… Read More

Bath’s famous residents – a lesser known selection

Hardly a day goes by in Bath without a famous celebrity being spotted in the street (and mentioned on Twitter!). Apart from having John Cleese and Johnny Depp living with us, Ricky Gervais visiting for the weekend and Nicholas Cage having recently moved from town further into Somerset, Bath is also full of commemorative plaques… Read More