Old Photographs of Troopers Hill
Set C - by Raymond Holland
Views of Butler's Tar Works
& Troopers Hill in 1953
These views were taken at Butlers Tar Works in 1953.
The originals belong to Raymond Holland who worked at the Tar Works and wrote a paper on the History of the Tar Works published by the Society of Chemical Industry. Many thanks to Raymond for giving us permission to use them.
Drum loading bay and storage boilers, Cresylic Acid Plant.
Behind can be seen fields and on the skyline the houses on Malvern Road. These fields were part of Malvern Road tip in the 1960s and are now all woodland.
The same fields are seen from a different angle here. On the left of the photo is St Annes Board Mills on the other side of the river.
Looking towards Crews Hole, the Lamb Inn is clearly visible.
This is taken from one of Butlers boats on the river and shows the Loading Boilers for Road Tar etc.
Troopers Hill Chimney can be clearly seen in this view; as can the quarry which is now hidden in the woodland. On the right is the Bull Inn.
Another view looking across the works to Crews Hole, again the Lamb Inn is a clearly visible land mark.
Looking towards Bath with Crews Hole Road on the left.