Welcome to the

History of Bath Research Group

The History of Bath Research Group was founded in 1986 with the objective of bringing together historians who were actively engaged in research in the Bath area. Over the years many have published on different aspects of local history (including studies in the journal Bath History) and have given talks at our meetings. We also welcome those who simply wish to learn more about Bath's history and to support us in the work that we do, to attend our regular talks and visits, or to follow us through this website.

Lastest News/Events

An Update on the Bath Historic Mapping Project
An update on the progress of the Historical Map of Bath project from our chairman Michael Rowe.
Talk on Stothert & Pitt at the Newly Opened Newark Works
8th June, 7:30pm. Peter Dunn, ex-employee of Stothert & Pitt, will be giving a talk about the Newark Works at the newly opened Newark Works Creative Hub. Fringe Art Bath have been given the use of the upper floor and several other vacant parts of the site for the duration of the Bath Fringe - 26th May to 11th June - and which is where Peter will be giving his talk. This is an excellent opportunity to view the work done to bring the the Works back into use again and to hear about the work carried out there during Stothert's heyday.

Next Meeting

Previous Meetings [Images from a Selection of Our Meetings]

The principal activities of the group are:

  • To carry out academic research on the history and development of Bath
  • To meet regularly – usually monthly – throughout the year
  • To hear of the work of other members of the Group
  • To invite other researchers to speak on subjects relating to Bath and its locality
  • To organise study visits to localities in or near Bath
  • To support individuals and organisations with an interest in Bath history
  • To help to ensure that Bath archives are maintained and developed for the future