Life more ordinary

Bath is a photogenic city. Visitors come from round the world to see its crescents, baths and museums – they take their photographs, paint pictures or write long, descriptive letters home about the beauties of the architecture or the city’s long history. But what of life on a daily basis? The Library’s collections contain materials that highlight everyday … More Life more ordinary

Bath the building site

Driving into Bath recently, I was struck by how many sets of roadworks were set up along the street. There were holes for utilities, closures for line painting and restrictions for pavement relaying and widening. It was as frustrating as roadworks usually are, but it did make me wonder about the building of Bath. We … More Bath the building site