Thomas Atkinson and Royal Beulah Spa

The Victorian obsession with spas and pleasure gardens is well known, particularly those in London. Sadler’s Wells, the Clerkenwell Spas, Bagnigge Wells, Hampstead Spa, St Pancras Wells, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and literally dozens of other similar establishments were once the Victorian equivalent of theme parks, offering music, entertainments, food and drink and other pleasures to … Continue reading Thomas Atkinson and Royal Beulah Spa

Another surviving Thomas Atkinson building found in Manchester

Thomas Atkinson never ceases to surprise, and his architectural work still keeps revealing itself, with the latest revelations concerning his business partner in Manchester, writes Sally Hayles. We know that Thomas had two professional partnerships. Both were formed for specific projects which no doubt Thomas hoped would enhance his reputation and his pocket. The first … Continue reading Another surviving Thomas Atkinson building found in Manchester

Thomas Atkinson at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1830-42

Thomas Atkinson was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition, a fact that can be checked easily using the online index recently made available here. Between 1830 and 1842 Atkinson exhibited a total of nine pictures and one model at the prestigious exhibition held at Burlington House in Piccadilly, London. Most of works … Continue reading Thomas Atkinson at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1830-42