Laura lovely!

My thanks to Virtual Museum regular Sally Helvey for sending on the following photograph. Sally tells me: ‘This is a photograph of a long-standing family friend, then named Linda Brennen, who modelled this for Laura Ashley at a Fashion Show in Fortes, Milsom Street in 1976.’ Now Linda has added her own memories behind that […]

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Colourscape and Carnival

Good to see Colourscape setting up in front of the Holbourne Museum today. Their multi-musical/colour tunnel experience will be open at 11 am. Here is a link to the Holbourne’s website and more information about the unusual attraction. http://www.holburne.org/colourscape/ Don’t forget it is Bath Carnival tomorrow – Saturday August 17th – and Great Pulteney Street will […]

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Here’s the casino planned for Bath!

Plans for Bath’s first ever casino went on show today. The £14 million pound scheme proposed for the Sawclose would see a casino, two restaurants and an hotel built. Today’s display was part of a public consultation. It’s hoped a formal planning application will be submitted in the autumn. If approved building work would start […]

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Future plans for a hidden past.

Spent some time in part of Bath’s dim and distant  past this morning getting an idea of how it could fit into exciting plans for the future. Having been shown around what used to be the Bath City Laundry – in Swallow Street and York Street – l was taken through an underground tunnel and […]

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Dress in Laura and get free entry!

  Visitors to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum on 24-26 August can get free entry if they wear vintage Laura Ashley designs from the 1960s and 1970s. The promotional event covers the final weekend of the Fashion Museum’s prestigious summer exhibition “Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine” – which is the first major […]

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Abbey excavation continues

Work continues apace on the lifting of a trial portion of floor at Bath Abbey. Having discovered ‘voids’ – and with concerns about subsidence – church authorities authorised the careful lifting of memorial stones and clearing of already disturbed remains – to enable repairs to be undertaken. Human remains were first affected when the Victorian […]

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Further expansion for Bath’s heritage says Council leader

Today Cllr Paul Crossley the leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council sat before the Virtual Museum camera and explained how the authority was hoping to develop and expand several historical buildings within the World Heritage city of Bath. In an interview with me l started by explaining that – although Bath has seventeen […]

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Diplomat to launch lecture series

  The lessons of history, particularly concerning Pakistan and Afghanistan, will be the topic when Britain’s former Ambassador to the United States, Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG, launches the Museum’s Inaugural Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture series. This Inaugural Lecture will take place at the American Museum on Monday 16 September. Sir Winston, whose mother was American, delivered his first political address in 1897 at […]

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Cream tea and memories

Older people in Peasedown are being invited to enjoy a free cream tea organised by the young people who attend Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Peasedown Youth Hub. As part of the programme of activities on offer at the Youth Hub over the summer holidays, young people will be making cream teas and serving […]

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