Roman baths, Bath


Roman bath before restoration, Bath

Text says:

The Roman Baths, Bath
The hot springs of Bath are of great antiquity, and baths are said to have been erected as early as BC 860. Tradition tells that St. David and King Arthur visited the springs early in the sixth century, when the springs received the blessing of the church.

Not sure when the “restoration” was. Best guests is refer to the 1890s redevelopment/reopening of the site. The carved statues date from then (1894).


Bath. Roman Baths & Abbey

Caption on back:
Bath: Roman Baths and Abbey
Within a distance of a few yards are the Roman Baths, built about A.D. 55; the Abbey, erected in 1499; the King’s Bath of 17th and 18th century constructions, and the modern Bathing establishment containing the latest scientific appliances for the administration of the radioactive waters for the cure and relief of many complaints.

Cards date from 1910-1940.

Tower of London


The Tower of London
Date:1900s (Publisher from H. Vertigen & Co, 1906-9)


On the back:
TOWER OF LONDON
The Middle tower
The Middle Tower forms the principal entrance to the Tower of London, and protects the bridge across the most. It is the only Tower outside the moat.


The Armoury, Tower of London

Caption on back:
The Armoury, Tower of London
Is in the two upper floor of the White Tower. The rooms on the second floor contain Eastern Arms and armour, ad more modern European arms. The main portion of the collection is in the Council Chamber, includes a series of equestrian figures in full equipment.

c.1910

Royal Mint


“Cutting Room, The Royal Mint.”

A series of postcards of the Royal Mint.
Undated. (However, a card from a different series showing one of the same images is postmarked 1939. See bottom of post.)

press
“The Royal Mint.  Press Room.”

medal-press
“The Medal Presses. The Royal Mint.”

horizontal
“Annealing Furnaces. The Royal Mint. Horizontal.”
This and the next image were both on the same card.

rotary
“Annealing Furnaces. The Royal Mint. Rotary.”
This and the previous image were both on the same card.

ingots
“The Chancellor Balance. The Royal Mint. Check Weighing Silver Ingots.”

melting-house
“Royal Mint. Gold Melting House.”

melting-house-1
“Gold Melting House. The Royal Mint.”
The is the same picture as the previous image, although of a different format (BW with a white border & a poorer quality image when scanned in). It is postmarked 12 July 1939.