Bath, Local Villages, Pubs

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Avoncliff The Secret History of an Industrial Hamlet in War and Peace

Nick McCamley    [Publisher:  Folly Books  2018]    Softback    236 pages

A superb new edition of the author's 2004 book for Ex Libris, full of information, good photographs - a fascinating book about an intriguing place.

Ghost Signs Of Bath

Andrew Swift & Kirsten Elliott    [Publisher:  Akeman Press  2016]    Softback    290 pages

A well illustrated and highly readable guide to the old trade signs that have been painted up on buildings through the years to advertise businesses and products to the passing public. Some are familiar to me, others less so, but all the businesses and products featured are well researched and written up, and the book is laid out intelligently by area in an order that will suit a walking exploration of the areas covered.

Pieroni's Fountain

Colin Fisher    [Publisher:  Akeman Press  2014]    Softback    88 pages

Subtitled "An Italian immigrant's search for respectability in Victorian Bath" this is an interesting story centred around a fountain that used to stand in Bath Street and dispense water from thefamous hot springs. An attractively produced book, nicely and appropriately illustrated throughout and providing a slightly quirky look at an aspect of Bath's recent(ish) history.