The sack of bath is a fierce and angry polemic through words and photographs it is unashamedly outspoken outraged and vituperative through words and photographs it is unashamedly outspoken outraged and vituperative. The sack of bath 40 years on july 18 2013 janey abbott news adam fergussons renowned 1973 book the sack of bath managed to halt the headlong destruction of those times and saved some much loved corners of the city such as walcot st from the bulldozers. The sack of bath was written in 1973 in response to the decisions made by bath city council to demolish large swathes of georgian cottages in order to provide the city with newer houses better access and improved facilities. Photograph of demolition underway from the sack of bath although he now lives in london adam fergusson remains passionate about our beautiful city he is not against change as such and praises the wonderful open pool crowning the new spa over one of the ancient springs. His polemic the sack of bath was first published in 1973 and is a record of how in the space of a few years and in the name of modernisation and redevelopment the city was robbed of its architectural undergrowth and of how ugly new developments wrecked a unique part of the european heritage
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