George and Maud Yates landlord & landlady 1934 - 1952
Inside the Travellers' Rest. Left to right. Charles Yates, his mother Maud Yates,
future daughter in law Hilary Betts (with Patsy the dog) and son Ken Yates.
The last night at the Traveller’s Rest, Charles Yates with his mother Maude, wife
Dorothy, daughter Eileen and customer Bill Leach.
"George Henry Yates died November 5th 1955 at Bath Hospital.
Mr Yates, who came to
the city in 1912, was, for many years, licensee of the Traveller's Rest, 1 Lower
Dover Street, Walcot. He was formerly employed by Cater, Stoffel & Fortt. At one time
he was a member of the 17th County of London (Middlesex) Regiment. Mr Yates was the
only son of the late Mr and Mrs George Yates, of London. He had been in poor health
for two years. He leaves a widow and four children, three of whom are living at Bath.
His daughter, Mrs M. E. Paradise, is living in Australia."
Obituary of George Henry Yates
(Bath newspaper 1955)
Obituary of Charles Horace Yates
(Bath newspaper 1958)
CENSUS 1861. Henry Richard Snelgrove 50, head married, beer house keeper, Somerset
Frome Ann Snelgrove 52, wife married, Somerset Batheaston Kate Perry 3, grandaughter
scholar, Somerset Bathwick Aaron Bowsher 42, lodger unmarried, coachman, Berkshire
East Garston Arthur Haysman 28, lodger married, traveller, Australia British subject Herbert
Merlin 30, lodger unmarried, traveller menagerie, Nottinghamshire Plumtree James King
35, lodger unmarried, traveller menagerie, Gloucestershire Bristol
CENSUS 1871. Henry
Richard Snelgrove 60, head married, beer house keeper, Bath Somerset Ann Snelgrove
62, wife married, Batheaston Somerset Kate Perry 13, grandchild, assistant, Bath Somerset Emily
Perry 11, grandchild, assistant, Bath Somerset
CENSUS 1881. George Maggs 50, head married,
beer seller, Somerset Bath Emma Maggs 50, wife married, Somerset Bath George Maggs
17, son unmarried, chimney sweep, Somerset Bath
CENSUS 1891. Arthur Deverell 36, head
married, Somersetshire Twerton on Avon Selina Deverell 35, wife married, Somersetshire
Twerton on Avon Lillian A. Deverell 11, daughter, Huntingdonshire Bugden William Hiscock
45, lodger single, labourer general, unknown Maurice Page 45, lodger single, labourer
general, Somersetshire Bath John Lucas 47, lodger single, Gloucestershire Cold Ashton CENSUS
1901. Emily S. Whicher 44, head widow, living on own means, Devizes Wiltshire Ethel
E. Whicher 19, daughter single, barmaid, Devizes Wiltshire Harry Whicher 15, son,
butcher, Devizes Wiltshire Charles Whicher 13, son, stable boy, Devizes Wiltshire William
Whicher 9, son, Bath Somerset
TRAVELLER’S REST Lower Dover Street
1856. John Copestick 1861 - 72. Henry Richard Snelgrove 1876.
Ann Snelgrove 1881 - 84. George Maggs 1889 - 91. Arthur Deverell 1894 - 95. Clara A.
Neate 1900. Thomas Gover 1901 - 11. Emily Sophia Whicher 1912. Miss Effie Whicher 1914
- 19. Harry Whicher 1923. Ethel Whicher 1931. Frederick Drewett 1934 to 1952. George
Henry Yates 1952 to 1956. Charles Horace Yates
The pictures and information on this
page were kindly provided by Simon Newton of Theodore, Australia. Simon is the Grandson
of Charles Yates and Great Grandson of George Yates. The Traveller’s Rest is pictured
here sometime between 1952 and 1955. In shirt sleeves is landlord Charles Yates and
in the centre is customer Bill Leach; but, the identity of the gent to the right
is unknown. The Traveller’s Rest closed in September 1956.
“Charles Horace Yates, BEM died at Claverton Down Hospital.
The death of Mr Charles. H. (Tubby) Yates, of 29 Stirtingale Road, Bath who for some
years, was landlord of the Traveller's Rest, Walcot, which was acquired for £1 (from
Georges Brewery) by the Bath Corporation under a slum clearance scheme and has now
ceased to exist as a public house.
The shutters went up on the Traveller's Rest in
September 1956. Trade had slackened over the previous five years with so many customers
leaving the district under the Snow Hill re-development scheme, but with new flats
going up in the area, it had begun to pick up . Eventually it was acquired under
a compulsory purchase order.
Mr Yates had been at the establishment since March 1934, when his Mother and Father
took it over. He is survived by his wife Dorothy."