The history of Bath

History: Indispensable Twerton

The Domesday Book of 1086 records that Twerton, once known as Twiverton on Avon, was held by the Bishop of Coutances, when the population only consisted of 32 ...

The history of trams in Bath

As the idea of introducing a modern tram system in Bath is under discussion, Georgette McCready looks back at the decades when trams were the main form of tran...

History:
that Monkton magic

Described as a “genuine and beguiling one-off” by The Good Schools Guide, Monkton Combe School is currently celebrating its 150th year. Historian Catherine Pitt...

Walking with the dead

Bath’s cemeteries provide a chance for visitors to discover stories from the past and to see how rituals surrounding death have changed, as Georgette McCready d...

The History of
Sydney Gardens

Historian Catherine Pitt investigates the rise and fall in popularity of the pleasure garden in Bath In the late 17th century, after the austerity of the Cro...

Bowood House:
Tales from the estate

Behind its beautiful architecture and the impressive landscaped gardens by Capability Brown, Bowood House holds tales of tragedy and heartbreak. Catherine Pitt ...

Trees in Bath

Bath is best known for its architecture, but what of the city’s collection of trees? Georgette McCready discovers some prized highlights with the help of arbori...

City Focus: Bath Iron

Once described as the king of trades, blacksmithing is seen by many as an art that belongs to the past. A new festival coming to Bath in June brings the fire of...

The Bath Festival at 70

Imagine Handel’s Water Music played on a barge on the River Avon, a host of candles flickering around the Royal Crescent and an orgy in the Roman Baths – the Ba...