Spring brides.

Jessica Charleston's Couture Wedding Dresses
Walcot Street
Walcot Street. Click on images to enlarge.

Walcot Street has got to be one of Bath’s most fascinating shopping thoroughfares. An ancient suburb and still a bustling district of trades and speciality shops. Just like it was back in Roman times!

Until the 19th century this was the main road into the city but in the 1960’s the street was blighted – and almost obliterated – by being chosen as the site for the entrance to a proposed traffic tunnel under part of the centre.

The tunnel was never built and the street continues to celebrate its colourful assortment of shops and traders.

Postcard celebrating the Walcot Heads!
Postcard celebrating the Walcot Heads!

It’s a favourite walk for me. l love the new ‘heads’ – little personal artistic statements paid for by individual traders – that have appeared on the wall helping to support The Paragon.

walcot street Now l have been stopped in my tracks at the London Road end by a new arrival – a couture wedding dress business operated by Jessica Charleston.

She gets ten out of ten for her simple but stunning shop window display.

Wedding gowns and spring bulbs.
Wedding gowns and spring bulbs.

A couple of her hand-made gowns are featured in a bed of real spring bulbs. So every day you can watch them grow and flower.

Blooms for Spring brides.
Blooms for Spring brides.

It’s uplifting while we turn our collars to this January weather and cleverly linked to Spring weddings and romantic thoughts. Let’s hope you are here to stay Jessica.