Bath, 1962

I really enjoyed watching this video of Bath from 1962

John Betjeman made some good points (albeit sarcastically), and right at the time the planners were considering redeveloping vast swathes of Georgian Bath. Things have turned about now, with the neo-Georgian Southgate shopping centre replacing the 60s one, and hiding the car parks below ground.

BTW, Camden Crescent was not completed because the ground up there on the hill couldn’t take the weight. You can see in the video how far it was supposed to stretch beyond the central colonnades.


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