Bath became a city of trade and prospered from the woollen industry. It was ideally situated as drovers could bring their sheep in from the edge of the Cotswold Hills, the River Avon powered the mills and proximity to the port of Bristol helped the trader
The visit of Bishop Oliver King from Wells in 1499 began a transformation of the Bath Priory. The monastic establishment was judged to be morally lax and the medieval church was decaying rapidly.
Pictures of the Mayor by children visiting the Parlour during Heritage Week 2011
May Bath flourish