150 years ago: The Bath Bachelors’ Ball

Mr Alfred Septimus Walne and a little ‘flirting’. From the Western Daily Press (22 February 1867, Page 3): The biennial ball given by the bachelors of Bath took place last night at the Assembly Rooms. The whole of the magnificent suite of apartments was in use, and splendid, chaste, and costly ornaments gleamed from every nook […]

150 years ago: Arrivals in Bath

On 3 January 1867, the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette announced the arrival of several men at the White Lion Hotel, among them Mr Walne. This may well have been Alfred Septimus Walne or one of his brothers. Certainly Alfred spent time there as he was enumerated at the hotel in the census of 1861, when he was […]