Old Photo of Bath

Not a huge amount has changed.

I used to work in the kitchen under the high pavement almost exactly where the photographer is standing.

9 thoughts on “Old Photo of Bath”

  1. I imagine you look back fondly to 1935 when that photo was taken. Were you in some sort of Orwellian existence then? Down and Out in London and Bath, perhaps?

  2. Thanks, Tim! After your post the other day, I was wondering what Bath and Exeter looked like pre-WWII. I’ll be in Bath for a few days in early June – any restaurant/cafe suggestions?

    Tim adds: I’ve been out of town for nearly two decades now so difficult for me. The Old Green Tree (in Green Street) is a City Centre pub of a type you don’t see all that often any more. Other than that, I’m not really the right person to ask!

  3. If you’re looking for a proper English breakfast the I’d suggest you go to the Hub Cafe in Northumberland Place. Just opposite the Guildhall and through a hole in the wall. Excellent.

  4. I’d concur with Tim’s recommendation of The Old Green Tree, and would add The Star on The Paragon.

    Food wise, try the Rajpoot or Bombay Nights (Indian), the Priory (spendy), the Hole In The Wall or the Olive Tree (modern British) or well, most places. There are lots of restaurants.

    Tim adds: And, of course, the Hole in the Wall kitchen is the one I was working in underneath that high pavement….

  5. Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations! Spending four nights in Bath so I might have time to sample just about all of them. *LOL* Who knew I could get such quick and informed dining ideas by commenting on Tim’s blog? Now, for the next leg of my month in the country (Whitchurch, just above Shrewsbury)….

  6. So Tim, if you were working in the Hole In The Wall twenty years ago, you would have been not long after George Perry-Smith’s time? ‘The father of modern British cooking” apparently.

    Tim adds: Indeed, about a year after he left to go to Dartmouth. Tim somebody or other had it.

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