This isn’t good enough Bath Christmas Market. You certainly help empty festive shoppers’ purses into the city’s economy at this time of year – and in a colourful and vibrant way – but it shouldn’t be at the expense of the kids.
The carousel – those wonderfully carved traditional gallopers – that was installed at the Roman Bath’s end of Bath Street each year – offered light and movement and something special for young people in the magical run up to Christmas.
This special spot is duller for its loss and replacement this year by yet another pub – however temporary.
Tourists need things to do at night too. What the city offers – at this time of year – is a lot of after-dark magic with lights and atmosphere. Please bear that in mind.
The Abbey Church Yard tree is the best specimen in years.
It’s also good to know Bath Abbey will have at least two shining brightly inside this historic church on Christmas morning when the BBC will be doing a live broadcast!