Then and now in Bath

Top 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… Read More



Bite sized estate agency

Over the last month or two, I’ve started to write a regular column for the Bath Chronicle property supplement – I’m finding it pretty tough to squeeze what I want to say into only 250 words but enjoying the challenge! When I was first invited to contribute, I sat down and thought about what kind of messages… 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



Bath Abbey historical notes and photos

“Said by many, and with much reason, to occupy a portion of the site of the Roman Basilica, wholly destroyed during the interval between the departures of the Romans and the Saxon Conquest. On the same, or portion of the same, site the Saxon Cathedral of Offa also stood” (R.E.M Peach “Street-Lore of Bath”). “King… 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



A pair of Victorian gems

King Edward Road VIEWINGS COMMENCE SATURDAY 21 JUNE 2014. An absolutely stunning and substantial Victorian mid-terraced family home that has been the subject of an extensive renovation. Situated on the lower slopes of Oldfield Park, this beautiful two storey property, which has been in the family since 1901, offers sitting room, dining room, large kitchen,… Read More



Claude Avenue and Dorset St

Claude Avenue – A spacious and characterful late Victorian three storey extended home in a superbly central Oldfield Park location but the real surprise is at the end of the long rear garden – a detached triple tandem 492sqft garage that can be a hobbyists paradise, home office or much more. The house itself has… Read More



Albert Terrace – city cottage living

A gorgeous Victorian two bedroom hidden gem of a cottage, tucked away south of the Lower Bristol Rd off Burnham Rd and perfectly presented throughout. Extended to the rear, this little beauty is an ideal first home or investment and handily located for city access, joining the Linear Park at Bellotts Rd or Moorland Rd… Read More