Before the flood prevention scheme, it was not unusual for Southgate Street to be flooded by the River Avon which flowed as far out the street to the junction with Lower Borough Walls and into the cellars of Woolworths and other higher up shops! Photo: Geoff Ellis
Sorry to say tomorrow night’s long-awaited book signing at the Dorothy House Charity shop in Broad Street has been cancelled.
It was where former Bath press photographer Geoff Ellis was going to sign copies of his recently published book ‘Bath to Fleet Street’ which contains many photographic records of his time in the city.
Rob Coles told me : The decision was made jointly by Geoff and Dorothy House when considering the new covid risk and lack of space and ventilation in the shop.
It is hoped that it will be possible to rearrange the event in the new year when the position should be clearer. A shame but understandable, several of his old press friends were particularly looking forward to meeting up.
Geoff now lives in Worthing, but his friend Rob Coles had alerted me to the event and told me: “We have been friends since his days as a Bath press photographer in the late 1950’s. I
There are many pages covering Bath and, being a jazz enthusiast there is much photo coverage of the Jazz and pop scene. From local jazz to Cilla Black via Duke Ellington and Acker Bilk etc.
Moving on to greater things, his time on the Belfast Telegraph at the time of the troubles is covered – followed by his career on the Guardian, Times, Now Magazine and PR.
The large-format book, £18.50, is on sale exclusively at the Dorothy House, Broad Street bookshop as Geoff wanted to help a local charity.
Let’s hope he manages to make Bath early next year.
Details of the book can be found at https://bathtofleetstreet.com/