Social History Trail

Our Social History Trail provides background information about some of the individuals resting here at Smallcombe. We have created 2-minute videos which you can watch as you explore the site and you can read longer biographies about their lives and their connections with Bath, here on the website.
 
Information is the result of research carried out by people with a personal connection to, or interest in the person. It aims to shed light on Victorian and Edwardian Bath.

Watch this introductory video about Smallcombe
for an example of what to expect.

Information Board
At the entrance to the cemetery you'll find a board with information about the site.
Before you visit
Download the Map showing the paths within the cemetery and locations of the featured individuals.
QR Codes on site
Use a smart phone to scan the code on the stones and access the biographical videos of the individual.
Who were they?
Charles Davis

1827-1902

Bath city surveyor of works & architect

Moses Pickwick

1782-1869

Stagecoach owner and innkeeper

Thomas Clack

1848-1930

Pork butcher, fishmonger and auctioneer

William Moger

1840-1905

Naval Commander, Captain of the Clio

Mildred Farrar & Mary Loder
1905-1967  /  1902-1970

Artists, descent from James II & Nell Gwynn

George Fosbery VC

1832-1907

Soldier & inventor

 John Vaughan

1786-1869

Stonemason and builder

Francis Milsom

1855-1937

Named famous street, sold pianos

John Maitland-Hardyman

1894-1918

Lieut. Colonel, scholar, poet, Orator

Joseph Churchill

1873-1949

Doctor, amateur dramatist

Fred Weatherly

1848-1929

Barrister and songwriter

Frank Goodridge

1831-1864

Assistant clerk, sailed on SS Gt Britain

 

Additional stories
So many interesting characters were discovered during our research but not all could have a video, yet it was important to share what we had collated as a part of Bath's history.
Kinard Baghot De La Bere
1837-1932
Engineer and chicken farmer
Mary Jones
1813-1888
Remarkable spiral monument, listed
Sarah Sumsion
1843-1898
Corset maker
Septimus Drew
1867-1950
Eccentric Bachelor and House Agent 
 

Could your ancestor be buried at Smallcombe?

A full list of people buried at Smallcombe or other Bath cemeteries has been collated by local historian Dr Philip Bendall.
 
You can see and search the full list and read more about his research at the Bath Burial Index website.

a little money - a lot  of help - a huge community achievement

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