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This must be de Montalt Mill. Never seen this before

Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 13 July 1805.
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This must be de Montalt Mill. Never seen this before 

Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 13 July 1805.
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Edward Cridland and his wife Thirza (nee Vennell). ... See MoreSee Less

Edward Cridland and his wife Thirza (nee Vennell).
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Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 16 August 1941. ... See MoreSee Less

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 16 August 1941.

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Always known as Sham Castle by the staff and pupils of Monkton Combe Junior School. The sloping field behind the school to the South is called Sham Field.

I thought Sham castle was the lit up castle on the hill that you can see when standing in town.??

You could see it from someone Lane many years ago

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Tyning Road area, Combe Down in 1846. ... See MoreSee Less

Tyning Road area, Combe Down in 1846.Image attachment

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Very interesting, since a lot of family lived off of Tyning Road. South Parade is there.

Compared to now.

Where I live now was a village in 1850 with about 500 people, now it is 14,000.

It was called the poor tyning plot 7

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Combe Down Upper School 1927, Wilcox and Kellaway are linked to my family history somewhere way back a bit. ... See MoreSee Less

Combe Down Upper School 1927, Wilcox and Kellaway are linked to my family history somewhere way back a bit.

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27 years is a long time to keep a cutting 😁 Great post.

Great photo Marilyn. My Gt Grandmother was Louisa Wilcox - are there any of the Wilcox Family in the photo ? X

Marilyn,are you connected in any way to Saunders sweet shop in Combe Rd , ?

Jaz Chappell

Fantastic!

Fred Kellaway was a neighbour wasn’t he Trish? He used to play billiards or snooker with Bill.

Colin Wilcox was the baker?

BOSS Collins

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Mercy Francis (1858–1949) in 1930. ... See MoreSee Less

Mercy Francis (1858–1949) in 1930.

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This is my great grandmother

This picture was taken in Canada where she moved i believe, where did you find it?

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And we take it all for granted 😇

Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette - Thursday 4 December 1834.
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And we take it all for granted 😇

Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette - Thursday 4 December 1834.
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George Smith Hodges (1854–1941). ... See MoreSee Less

George Smith Hodges (1854–1941).

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St John's Ambulance - my brother & sister belonged to them, but not in Bath.

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Viaduct Hotel??

What was the old Mill next door to the Viaduct Hotel please ..

My old local. Not that I used it much. Friday night bands and a few occasionals.

Played skittles there many moons ago.

I used to walk there with Mandy for gigs in the skittle alley. With sprayed colour in our hair happy days.

Used to go there Sunday nights when the gigs were on. Brian Mould one of the lorry drivers I used to work with used to sing there.

Gosh thats a blast from the past!!. We also used to go to the Jolly Collier and tbey made these fab pies, but heaven knows where that pub was ? Senior moment Im afraid!!

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15 August 2012. ... See MoreSee Less

15 August 2012.

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Wasent it a music group in the coach ..I think some of them were badly hurt ...it’s a bad bend there ..going up and down ..

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Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 19 Aug 1950. ... See MoreSee Less

Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 19 Aug 1950.

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Lovely people

Love this

My Grandma and Grandad! Thank you for posting 🥰

Aunty Gwen and my mum Lilian, love this picture

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Bath and West show from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Wed 24 Jun 1953. ... See MoreSee Less

Bath and West show from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Wed 24 Jun 1953.

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Is this when the show was held in Alexandra Park? Or was it held nearer here at some point?

I thought it was on Claverton Down at one time , where the university is now ..maybe 1945-1950 ?

Used to be the fields that are Poets corner up to Devonshire blds now including Alex park and Beechen cliff school and down to Greenway lane, got some grainy pics somewhere and festival plan.

3 days ago

Rock Brewery 'inhabitants' 1881.
Just curious.
For those of you who know the former 'Rock Brewery' Combe Down building in Rock Lane, does the following number of 'residents' seem feasible? On the 1871 and 1861 census's, George and wife only, Harriet, were listed at 5 Rock Cottages (1861) and the 'Retail Brewery House' (1871) which I am presuming the same buildings?
I was just struck by the sheer number listed (14) compared to their previous household of 2!
1881 'Head' = George Davidge (Widower. Age 73)
William Davidge (Nephew of George. Age 35) and Hannah Davidge (37), Sarah Davidge (15), William Davidge (14), James Davidge (12), Alfred Davidge (10), Ellen Davidge (8), Thomas Davidge (5), Frederick Davidge (3), Mercy Davidge (1)
Sarah Brust (niece of George. Age35), Frederick Brust (Niece's husband. Age 35)Nelly Brust (niece of George. Age 12)

Unless they were having a family get together on the night of the census!

(George was a brother of John Davidge my great, great grandfather)
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Rock Brewery inhabitants 1881.
Just curious.
For those of you who know the former Rock Brewery Combe Down building in Rock Lane, does the following number of residents seem feasible? On the 1871 and 1861 censuss, George and wife only, Harriet, were listed at 5 Rock Cottages (1861) and the Retail Brewery House (1871) which I am presuming the same buildings?  
 I was just struck by the sheer number listed (14) compared to their previous household of 2! 
1881 Head = George Davidge (Widower. Age 73)
William Davidge (Nephew of George. Age 35) and Hannah Davidge (37), Sarah Davidge (15), William Davidge (14), James Davidge (12), Alfred Davidge (10), Ellen Davidge (8), Thomas Davidge (5), Frederick Davidge (3), Mercy Davidge (1)
Sarah Brust (niece of George. Age35), Frederick Brust (Nieces husband. Age 35)Nelly Brust (niece of George. Age 12) 

Unless they were having a family get together on the night of the census! 

(George was a brother of John Davidge my great, great grandfather)

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My grandad owed 5 Rock Cottages Albert Victor Hill, and we lived there until 1976 rented from him. My dad paid 1.00 week rent. Mike Hill.

The building was a beer house from about 1830 for 50 years or so. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there were that many people living there. The only social safety nets in those days were family and the Workhouse, where no one wanted to be. It only took illness, job loss etc to really cause hardship.

Is Rockhall Cottages the same place ? My Gt Grandparents John & Louisa Kennard - 1881 they lived number 4. In 1891 they were living at Spring Cottages where My Gt Grandfather was A Brewers Drayman

The retail brewery house must have been Len, Winifred and Doris Hancock house its one big house now

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The MOD Foxhill or The Empire Hotel .?

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Combe Down's Bath Jewish Burial Ground is full of history and connection to Bath's historic Jewish community. I used to serve on the committee for this site and highly recommend taking advantage of this rare opportunity to visit.

https://www.bathtelegraph.co.uk/2021/04/09/open-day-at-baths-jewish-burial-ground/

First draft of Waterhouse.

https://www.combedown.org/combe-down-development-timeline/combe-down-before-ralph-allen/?target=waterhouse

Following the sell-out success of our Official @edinburghcastle Tartan Paint, we're delighted to bring even more of the colours of Scotland into your home!

Pick your favourite historic hue and let those retro-renovations begin!

Clementina Maude (née Elphinstone Fleeming), (1822 - 1865), Viscountess Hawarden. [See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clementina_Maude%2C_Viscountess_Hawarden?wprov=sfla1]

The Thunderflash, XVIIII, A Gassy Record of a Peripatetic Adventure at Prior Park, D Company, December 1917 - June 1918, O C Company, Major M E Meade, (Royal Fusiliers).

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