The Guildhall (third on this site) was designed by Thomas Baldwin between 1775-1777. Originally, the architect in charge was the plumber Thomas Warr Atwood, who was also a member of the city council in charge of commissioning architects. Atwood was the architect of record of several city-commissioned buildings in Bath, in fact all of them during his tenure on the council. However, he fell to his death when the floor of a building he was demolishing collapsed. Following Atwood’s death, his young assistant (Baldwin) was quickly put in charge of the Guildhall and was rightfully given credit for the design. Here a mayoral procession is beginning to assemble within and will march a few feet to the Abbey west door. The Baldwin portion of the Guildhall is a Grade I Listed Building. Photos of the procession: http://bathdailyphoto.wordpress.com/2007/06/03/070603bath-todays-procession/
Photographer: James Russiello of Bath Daily Photo.
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