A touch of glass.

It certainly says 'Stothert'
It certainly says ‘Stothert’

Popped into the Guildhall yesterday to check out the fireplaces in the banqueting room.

Dan Brown of www.bathintime.co.uk suggested l take a look after l had commented upon the local industrial name of Stothert being stamped on the front of an oven door in the kitchen of the new No 1 Royal Crescent Georgian house display.IMG_4106

Seems before Stothert teamed with former apprentice engineer Pitt to go on into crane production, the family did fireplaces too.

The name was clearly stamped but not so clearly in my fuzzy picture.

Two down and one to go!
Two down and one to go!

It was all because l was excited to find the chandeliers in the vast room being cleaned by the same company who look after the cut-crystal at the Assembly Rooms.

IMG_4108 The guys from Brotheridge Chandeliers of Skelmersdale tell me it takes a whole day to deal with each of the huge hanging lights.

The room has got to be one of Bath’s most magnificent interiors. The Guildhall was finally constructed by Thomas Baldwin from 1776.