There was a ‘full house’ today (Wednesday, February 24th) for a talk entitled ‘2000 years of crossing the river’ given by Stuart Burroughs, who is the Director of the Museum of Bath at Work.
It was the second in a series of free talks on the topic of bridges being held at the Guildhall in Bath each Wednesday for three weeks.
Stuart gave a brief history of various crossings of the River Avon – from the Roman period onwards – and also took us through the various styles of bridges currently crossing the river at points throughout the city.
The third and final lecture on the subject – entitled Aesthetics of Bridges – will be given by Prof Tim Ibell FREend, University of Bath, on March 2nd.
All talks last 30 minutes, from 1.10pm-1.45pm. Advance booking not required.