Just half a mile south of Bradford on Avon – on one side of a beautifully green and lush-leafed valley where Somerset and Wiltshire face each other across the banks of the River Frome – […]
Local residents, business owners and visitors are being invited by Bath & North East Somerset Council come together to tackle the urban gull population in the city. A scrutiny inquiry day being held on […]
The last chance in 2013 for people to view the construction site for 100 feet up of the £34 million regeneration of Keynsham town centre will take place on Thursday 17thOctober 2013, 5.45pm. Bath & […]
A trip into a Bath chemist to buy a bar of coal-tar soap also – quite unexpectedly – plunged me deep into the city’s past! Well it was more a case of stepping down into […]
I have been talking about an official handbook published in 1923 which features up to date information on all the excavations that had taken place since 1878 around the original Roman baths complex.
I spend some time discussing the Bath businesses who took out advertising space in the catalogue – including one for The Bernina – which was ‘Bath’s beautiful Swiss cafe’ which even made its own chocolates!
My thanks to Dan Brown from Bath In Time for telling me he has several images of the business which was still in existence in Old Bond Street in 1966 when one of the photographs was taken. You can link to his site here bathintime.co.uk/search/keyword…
Bath and North East Somerset Council has been paying its condolences to the family of Dr. Geoffrey Kellaway – the man who helped the city restore its Spa status after the discovery of pathogenic amoebae […]
Back in 1923 Bath not only had a daily newspaper called The Bath Herald – ‘ acknowledged to be the most popular paper in the district’ – but also rolling off its presses in North […]
Volunteers working with the Cleveland Pools Trust have just exposed a good part of an original path leading from the lido at Bathwick to the edge of the River Avon alongside. These pictures […]
An investigation into unauthorised moorings on the stretch of the River Avon below Pulteney Weir and Widcombe Basin has resulted in the area in front of the Recreation Ground becoming a no public mooring zone. […]
Looks like the green light has been given for the biggest residential and commercial development in Keynsham for a long time. The scheme to build hundreds of new homes, workspaces, a school, care home and […]