070201.Bath, CHEAPSKATES!February 1, 2007 at 12:01 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bathwick, Chisel Marks, Gardens & Parks, Overcast, Peephole Views, people, river, River Avon, somerset, stairs | 9 Comments
The nerve of people watching football (soccer) for free from across the River Avon when they could just as easily cross nearby Pulteney Bridge and walk into the stadium for free! This is an unusually packed shot of the recreational grounds in Bathwick, which clearly demonstrates Bath propper’s higher ground. The recreational grounds were originally to be incorporated into housing as part of Bathwick New Town. However, the start of the Napoleonic Wars and an embargo led to local banks going bust in 1793, which put an end to all development in the city. The recreational grounds would have been built up like bordering Great Pulteney Street (one of the only areas of the development constructed), since it is on a flood-plane.