Into the voids

Seems the voids that have been discovered under Bath Abbey – during a trial excavation along 50 square metres of the north aisle – are proving to be much bigger than was expected and the situation is likely to be repeated across the rest of the church floor. That’s what l was hearing from Footprint […]

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Hi-tech history

It’s bright, brash and futuristic. It’s also part of the new high-tech industrial age where business ideas and creative talent merge in front of a computer screen and keyboard. Bath’s latest working space is tucked away inside part of one of the city’s most iconic and historic buildings. Based at the  Grade 1 listed Guildhall […]

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Lights versus loos

Elsewhere on the Virtual Museum you will see recent news about a multi-million pound upgrade to public conveniences within the city of Bath. Something that will be welcomed by shoppers and tourists alike but this doesn’t hold out much hope for the public conveniences in places like Larkhall that are destined for eventual closure to […]

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Don’t feed the birds!

Residents and businesses are being urged to join forces with Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bath Business Improvement District to tackle the gull menace by taking part in a campaign endorsed by Keep Britain Tidy. The Don’t Feed the Animals campaign is intended to revolutionise the thinking of everyone in the area about […]

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Bank-side booster

A multi-million pound riverside development is being planned by Bath and North East Somerset Council which it hopes will create thousands of new jobs and  provide a massive boost to the local economy. It could get underway before the end of the decade if £65 million pounds worth of funding can be coaxed out of […]

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Diamond celebration for school crossing patrols

The School Crossing Patrol Service for Bath & North East Somerset Council celebrated 60 years of existence this week with a reception for over 40 lollipop people with a combined 253 years of experience between them. They also joined forces with local councillors in a call for more people to come forward to take on […]

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At your convenience

Twelve public toilets will be upgraded as part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plan to improve the quality of facilities across the area. A £2 million contract for the next fifteen years to commence from April 2014 will shortly be awarded. The public toilets in line for a makeover are Monksdale Road, Alexandra […]

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Samba in the rain

Not the best of weathers for Bath to enjoy its annual summer carnival but well done to all those who showed true grit in braving wind and rain – and with a smile on their faces too. Took a while to get things moving  – as people gathered at the Holbourne Museum end –  but […]

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The Great Wall of Walcot Street

You thought it was there to prevent The Paragon from sliding down into Walcot Street but no – the great stone wall lining one side of most of this busy thoroughfare is serving a new and novel purpose in a trader-led initiative to promote business. To quote a press-release – handed out at last night’s […]

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Inside view of new Gainsborough

 Images have now been released of some of the interiors to be expected whenBath’s latest five-star hotel opens its doors to the public next Spring   The Gainsborough Bath Spa will be the newest addition to the YTL Hotels portfolio of luxury properties, and the company’s first Classic Hotel in the United Kingdom. The Company says it […]

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