Elsewhere on this page you’ll see a story about recent damage to the fountain in Laura Place. One person has already suggested it is maybe time to do away with what’s left altogether.
Now – in a different spin on the same story – Sally Helvey from the Cleveland Pools Trust has sent me in a picture.
“What a strange co-incidence that you should post this story.
I ran a workshop yesterday for our volunteers to help me pack Xmas cards and a lady called Sue Moffet gave me this photo to use for my ‘secrets’.
It’s of her grandfather Abraham Jacobs who was a Bath cabbie. This photo of him in his work coat was taken at the Laura Place fountain in about 1962 she thinks.
(There is a mini in the background so it won’t have been earlier than 1959 for sure).
Notice how black all the buildings are…..long before the massive Bathstone clean-up in the 70s.
Anyway, I’m putting it on my Facebook page later today with a link to this post of yours, so do use the photo after that if you wish, with ‘copyright Sue Moffet’.
You never know, someone might come forward if they recognise Abraham’s name…..”
Thank you Sally – and Sue – for letting us run the image. Is there anyone out there who knew Abraham Jacobs – or maybe even worked with him?