This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Bath's inscription with UNESCO as a World Heritage site. It is recognised for a number of Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs), including its extensive Roman remains, its Georgian town planning that is documented as `a masterpiece of human creative genius', its landscape setting and the location of the only naturally occurring hot springs in the country. This exciting new book will focus on twenty-five locations throughout the city that have been identified as embodying elements of these OUVs and will be richly illustrated throughout with historical images from the archives of Bath in Time. The book will set out to interpret and identify the uniqueness that is Bath, and will serve as a valuable guide to anyone wanting to explore the city and uncover the fascinating stories behind each location.
Dan Brown runs Bath in Time, the online archive of historical images of Bath. Living locally, Brown collaborates closely with the city's museums and galleries and is a fine-art photographer. Dr. Cathyn Spence lives near Bath and has worked in the local museums service for the last 10 years. A trustee of the Bath Preservation Trust, Spence writes a regular historical feature for a local magazine and teaches and lectures on Bath and its Georgian history. They previously compiled Bath--City on Show (2010) for The History Press and are working on other titles.