Adverts mentioning Combe Down or Monkton Combe

Newspapers were the major advertising medium during the first half of the 19th century, a position unchallenged until the emergence of television in the 20th century. Early adverts were used to promote books, medicines and sell or rent houses. Food and drink adverts soon started as mass production increased, then fashion and smoking.

Many early adverts were factual and somewhat banal. It was not until about the 1880s that creative and interesting adverts started to appear and as typewriters and cameras became more common and mass communication increased with the more magazines and radio advertising took off and targeted slogans, images and phrases became common emphasising availability, difference and aspiration. Advertising helped to ‘normalise’ consumers views, but sometimes created unrealistic expectations.

However one looks at it, for better or for worse, adverts change and reflect society and so sometimes become interesting themselves.

The local adverts that I have found that mention Combe Down or Monkton Combe generally fit in the ‘factual and banal’ category but are sometimes no less interesting for that in the context of local history.

1800 – 1850 adverts mentioning Combe Down or Monkton Combe

Mrs Bonner's initiatory academy - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 5 December 1805

Mrs Bonner’s initiatory academy – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 5 December 1805

1850 – 1900 adverts mentioning Combe Down or Monkton Combe

Henry Morrish, 1852

Henry Morrish, 1852

Money for investment - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 17 December 1857

Money for investment – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 17 December 1857

Miss Scott Waring's school - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 1 July 1858

Miss Scott Waring’s school – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 1 July 1858

Bath washing company - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 24 March 1859

Bath washing company – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 24 March 1859

Mrs Armytage's school - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 29 September 1859

Mrs Armytage’s school – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 29 September 1859

Home for young ladies at Prospect Villa - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 9 January 1862

Home for young ladies at Prospect Villa – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 9 January 1862

Combe Down Brewery 1862

Combe Down Brewery 1862

Miss Holbook's school at 5 Isabella Place - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 13 April 1871

Miss Holbook’s school at 5 Isabella Place – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 13 April 1871

Atlas Assurance 1876

Atlas Assurance 1876

Charles Harril, Commercial School - 1876

Charles Harril, Commercial School – 1876

Combe Down Brewery 1876

Combe Down Brewery 1876

Mrs. Battely's preparatory school for young Gentlemen in Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 4 January 1877

Mrs. Battely’s preparatory school for young Gentlemen in Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 4 January 1877

King William hotel - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 7 June 1877

King William hotel – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 7 June 1877

Charles Jones wood and coal merchant - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 23 August 1877

Charles Jones wood and coal merchant – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 23 August 1877

Atlas Assurance 1884

Atlas Assurance 1884

Henry Gould livery stable 1884

Henry Gould livery stable 1884

Edwin Love 1884

Edwin Love 1884

Combe Down School, Bath Chronicle, Sunday 11 April 1886

Combe Down School, Bath Chronicle, Sunday 11 April 1886

R G Carr tutor - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 19 June 1890

R G Carr tutor – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 19 June 1890

E Thring, Mathematical Tuition, 1895

E Thring, Mathematical Tuition, 1895

F G Hearse's Embrocation 1895

F G Hearse’s Embrocation 1895

Mariner, West & Tylee, 1895

Mariner, West & Tylee, 1895

Monkton Combe school - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 26 October 1899

Monkton Combe school – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 26 October 1899

Post 1900 adverts mentioning Combe Down or Monkton Combe

Hearse's embrocation 1902

Hearse’s embrocation 1902

Bath & West Show 1912 - Western Daily Press - Wednesday 22 May 1912

Bath & West Show 1912 – Western Daily Press – Wednesday 22 May 1912

Hornimans tea and Byfield store - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 9 August 1913

Hornimans tea and Byfield store – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 9 August 1913

Combe Down freestone - Western Daily Press - Saturday 23 May 1914

Combe Down freestone – Western Daily Press – Saturday 23 May 1914

Clarence School ad 1914

Clarence School ad 1914

Physical culture from the Misses Hurry - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 15 September 1917

Physical culture from the Misses Hurry – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 15 September 1917

Teas at Corner House, Richardson Avenue - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 15 January 1921

Teas at Corner House, Richardson Avenue – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 15 January 1921

Afternoon teas at Mayfield - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 5 November 1921

Afternoon teas at Mayfield – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 5 November 1921

Pugsley's footwear - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 17 December 1921

Pugsley’s footwear – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 17 December 1921

Golden Bough and Entry Hill stores - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 23 February 1924

Golden Bough and Entry Hill stores – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 23 February 1924

Orchard poultry farm - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 29 March 1924

Orchard poultry farm – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 29 March 1924

Combe Down school for girls - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 10 September 1927

Combe Down school for girls – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 10 September 1927

Glasshouse cafe - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 26 October 1929

Glasshouse cafe – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 26 October 1929

Oakhill invalid stout - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 16 December 1933

Oakhill invalid stout – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 16 December 1933

Oakhill stout - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 15 December 1934

Oakhill stout – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 15 December 1934

Mannings & Clifford water diviners - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 7 July 1934

Mannings & Clifford water diviners – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 7 July 1934

G Mannings & Sons - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 2 July 1938

G Mannings & Sons – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 2 July 1938

Hope Cote hotel - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 18 April 1942

Hope Cote hotel – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 18 April 1942

Barnes & White seed merchants - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 24 December 1942

Barnes & White seed merchants – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Thursday 24 December 1942

Combe Down convalescent home - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 24 May 1947

Combe Down convalescent home – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 24 May 1947

Hope Cote hotel - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 7 January 1950

Hope Cote hotel – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 7 January 1950

Spirella advert - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 17 June 1950

Spirella advert – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 17 June 1950

Kindergarten - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 23 December 1950

Kindergarten – Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Saturday 23 December 1950

Fale's advert 1952 - 1955 P O Directories

Fale’s advert 1952 – 1955 P O Directories