Hooray for the Riff Raff

At last, a reference to undesireable elements finding their way into the select avenues and shady bowers of the Garden. Now the hunt is on to locate o

‘To prevent the repetition of trespasses on the premises, proper persons are appointed to guard the gardens, and all persons taken will be prosecuted’ (B&C Gaz 28 June 1815)


‘In order to prevent the company being incommoded by intruders, the proprietor is determined, in conjunction with the Bath Society of Guardians, to prosecute offenders trespassing in the gardens with the utmost severity of the law’ (B&C Gaz 29 May 1816)