Author: Richard Wyatt

Freelance Journalist, broadcaster and local historian. Director of Bath Newseum - formally known as The Virtual Museum of Bath. Married and lives in Bath. Interested in local history, architecture and visual display in museums and urban spaces.

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.

You can find the article – under History and Heritage – and called “Bath Uncovered.’IMG_4848

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!

The Bernina in Old Bond Street 1966  © Bath In Time
The Bernina in Old Bond Street 1966
© Bath In Time

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…