Three in One – The Bath Store with a difference.


done ForttsOld1a (1) A exhibition on one of Bath‘s most important retail businesses – Cater, Stoffell and Fortt –  has just opened at the Museum of Bath at Work and will continue throughout the summer.

By the end of the 19th century the firm – a combination of three successful businesses- included a wine and spirit business, a cutlery shop, a delicatessen, a soft drinks factory, a restaurant, an outside catering business, a biscuit making factory (the sole manufacturer of the Bath Oliver biscuit), and a bottling plant for the city’s mineral water at the Roman Baths spring.100_1082

The store flourished until the 1970s when the firm was finally wound up.

The exhibition features interviews, photographs and a mountain of original artifacts from the firm’s history.

100_1080Admission to the exhibition is free with admission to the Museum of Bath at Work.

For more details contact Stuart Burroughs on 01225 318348 or email on