One of Bath’s biggest industrial names of the recent past looks likely to be properly acknowledged in the near future.
The city’s ‘heritage champion’ Bryan Chalker tells me:
” A further two families have pledged financial support this week for industrial heritage plaques to be cast for Stothert & Pitt’s Newark Works.
The site’s developer TCN has been in contact and is keen to acknowledge the company’s history with plaques attached to the front and rear of the building, once the 18-month restoration programme nears completion.
This is great news and extremely gratifying after so much hard work. I’ll keep you posted with developments’.
Bryan – you may be aware – is also featured in another Bath Newseum story. His campaign to raise £600 for a plaque to be cast on honour of a Bath-born woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic.
A memorial to Edwina Troutt was amongst the 713 survivors of this Atlantic tragedy and lived to be one hundred.
A plaque will eventually be unveiled on the side of the Apple shop in Southgate – a rough estimation of the location of the street in which she was born.