Bath Record Office recently celebrated its 50th birthday with a little help from two of the city’s oldest residents.
Alistair and Julie – from The Natural Theatre Company – turned up to introduce Jane Austen and Beau Nash to a gathering of staff, former staff, volunteers and friends.
There were lessons in how Georgian society communicated without saying a word. It was all done through how you shook a hankie or positioned a folded or opened fan.
Bath Record Office – housed in the Guildhall basement – holds 900 years of local history – and recently welcomed the district’s Local Studies Collection.
The new combined service is officially called Archives and Local Studies. More information via batharchives.co.uk