Memories of Bath

Architectural Notes

As a former resident of Bath I recall that this building was not particularly liked. In 1959 the hotel was demolished and a block of 33 flats at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor level with shops at the ground floor was built. The quality of building work and the amenities of the building was exceptional and included electric ...Read full memory

A memory of Bath by Claire Allen

La Sainte Union Convent Pulteney Road Bath

I would love to find friends from my time at La Sainte Union Convent, Pulteney Road, Bath. I was there from around 1950 to 1955, as near as I can remember! At that time I was Wendy Knight-Brisley, and it was the time of Bonzo, Sr Patricia Scamerton (Ignatius Maria) as any classmate will remember. ...Read full memory

The Hotel Lions

Two Stone sculptured Lions were situated at the entrance steps of the Grand Pump Room Hotel before it was sadly demolished in 1958/59 during the so called "Rape of Bath". They were removed by Sparrows Crane Hire of Bath, Alf Sparrow and myself removed them to a builders yard at the rear of Bath Rugby Club's Main building, they ...Read full memory

A memory of Bath by Frank Sumsion

Where Have The Trees Gone?

Does anyone know when the trees were felled? I have found a slightly later photo around the turn of the century and this has the trees still. Today there are none, although I think those on Laura Place are still there. If anyone knows about this, I'd love to hear from you:

A memory of Bath by Adam Gretton

St Swithin's Parish Church, Walcot, Bath

This is the parish church of my ancestor, William Ennever, who was baptised here on July 28, 1793. William was a carman and moved to London in 1816 where he married Elizabeth Wade in 1839. William's brother Joseph was involved in a forgery gang from Birmingham and was captured in 1807 whilst trying to pass ...Read full memory

A memory of Bath by Simon Ennever

Southgate Hotel

My Great Great Grandparents were William and Elizabeth Pratt. In the 1880s William and his family had lived and worked on the Longleat Estate, William was the Head Gardener at that time. In 1891 they moved to Bath, and sadly William died there in 1892, and on his death certificate it stated that he died at 24 Southgate Street. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bath by Clive Pratt

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