The west front of Bath Abbey with a line of empty bath chairs in the foreground

Date:
1925 - 1939
Location:
Bath Abbey, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset
Reference:
DIX02/01/221
Type:
Photograph (Print)
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Description

The bath chair, or Bath chair, was a wheeled carriage commonly used by the infirm or disabled. It originated in the town of Bath, where attendants could be employed to push the occupant around the historic city. They were particularly popular in the spa towns of late Victorian England.

Content

This is part of the Series: DIX02/01 J. Dixon-Scott Photographic Prints; within the Collection: DIX02 J. Dixon-Scott Collection

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Dixon Scott, J: British Council

Keywords

Medieval Abbey, Medieval Church, Health And Welfare