Last year The Nelson Society, with Bath World Heritage, introduced the hugely successful ‘Nelson Trail’, a walk around Bath hi-lighting the people and places connected with Admiral Lord Nelson during his many stays in the City. Now, to further support the Trail, the Nelson Society has published a new guide book ‘Bath and Admiral Nelson’. The book has 114 pages packed with colour photographs and includes a complete chronology of Nelson’s life, listing all his visits to Bath and where he stayed, similar details for those members of his family during their times in Bath, details of the doctors, surgeons and the apothecary he consulted; short histories of his contemporaries who lived in Bath plus the complete list of those who came from Bath and served in Nelson’s navy and fought alongside him during the Battle of Trafalgar. We have also included a chapter, kindly provided by bathnewseum’s Richard Wyatt, entitled “A Drop of Nelson’s Blood”, the story behind the Phial belonging to Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BRLSI) that is reported to contain a small quantity of the fluid taken from the barrel that was used to transport Nelson’s body back from Trafalgar.
This publication is now on sale. The price, with all profits going to the Nelson Society charitable projects, is £10.00 (plus P&P). To order your copy just email sales.nelsonsociety@gmail.com