In Bath the wooden huts are going up ready for this years Christmas Market which opens its chalet doors from November 27th through to December 14th.
There will be 170 decorated wooden ‘chalets’ around Bath Abbey and into Bath, York and Stall Streets.
It’s a big annual draw for bringing extra festival custom to the city and a great way for those renting space to make some money before what for many is a quieter trading period in their financial year.
Further down river, the city’s remaining gas holder is loosing its grip on the skyline – and being brought down.
It had been the last great industrial structure and a reminder that not everyone in this city was busy spending money and indulging themselves in gentile Georgian and Victorian society.
Many Bathonians had to earn a living in grease and smoke-filled factories too.