Thieves In Da Council

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I’ve pondered these buildings many times over the past 25 years on my daily commute to Bristol as the train often stops opposite them on the way into Bath. I could never understand why Georgian houses could be left in such a state. It seems they were compulsorily purchased for a scheme which never reached fruition. Since then they’ve become a squat, a drugs den, a target for graffiti and goodness knows what else.

According to the signs on the railings at street level, planning permission is now being sought to convert them into flats.

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2 thoughts on “Thieves In Da Council”

  1. better late than never, i suppose! it’s such a pity that so much housing stands empty while so many are homeless (or nearly so).

    1. Petoskystone – I believe it was a squat for a very long time, so the homeless took it for themselves. Bath’s an expensive city to live in – the canal’s only a few yards from where I took this photo and there are issues with the number of barges moored on there for housing too.

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