Introduction to the photographs of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of HIM Haile Selassie's Visit to Bath

In 1954 HIM Haile Selassie paid a state visit to England as part of which he went to Bath to be awarded the Freedom of the City. The Rastafarian community held a celebration on the 16th October 2004 to mark the golden jubilee anniversary of this visit to Bath.

This celebration was held at Fairfield House, the residence that His Imperial Majesty had occupied when he was in exile in England during the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. Some of the guests had connections with Fairfield House at the time the Imperial family lived there.

The photographs were taken by representatives of the Anglo-Ethiopian Society who were kindly invited to these proceedings.

Navigating the photos:

The side menu gives access to three pages of photographs, each page having 7 photographs listed. Brief descriptions and thumbnails of the photographs are presented on each page. Clicking on the thumbnail causes a larger version of the photograph to be loaded in a separate window.

More information:

The spring 2005 edition of Newsfile had an article describing the celebrations Golden Jubilee Anniversary of HIM Haile Selassie's Visit to Bath.
In 1992 the Society published an Occasional Paper by Lutz Haber The Emperor Haile Selassie I in Bath 1936 - 1940 about the Emperor's exile in England.