Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie, His Imperial Majesty and Emperor of Ethiopia lived in Bath during his exile at Fairfield House in 1936-41.

The house was donated by him as a residence for the aged in 1958 and is now home to a centre for Black and Minority Ethnic senior citizens, who between them have a fascinating range of stories to tell, from migration in the 1950’s from the Caribbean, China and India to making up Bath’s surprisingly diverse ethnic and cultural community today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haile_Selassie_I

haile-selassie-bbc

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield_House,_Bath

http://houseofhismajesty.com/800px-Fairfield_House,_Newbridge,_Bath

 

Further detail from the Anglo Ethiopian Society

http://www.anglo-ethiopian.org/publications/articles.php?type=O&reference=publications/occasionalpapers/papers/haileselassiebath.php