Am loving these images from local photographer Rob Coles of the Bath skyline before and after the demolition of the city’s gas holders and the arrival of the Bath Riverside development.
“A few pics attached, pre Western Riverside and after. The gasometers are rather prominent, but you could see through them. Such a pity they were not incorporated in Western Riverside, like was done at Kings Cross in London.
It has just crossed my mind how different the building of houses is now compared to post WW2.
A lot of houses were required then which resulted in our large council estates like Moorlands. Houses built with plenty of open space around them.
I once drove around Moorlands with American visitors, They could not believe that it was public authority housing.
In those days there were builders who were councillors. Rather than councillors probably influenced by developers.”
He has also include a copy of a short history of the Moorlands Estate – Forty Years On and written by David Pearce – which makes fascinating reading if you have time to spare!