A thought for Sydney Gardens.

People who regularly pass through Sydney Gardens will know there is evidence – on Brunel’s footbridge across the rail cutting – of a very tragic event which occurred just recently.

Meanwhile, I hear B&NES have got rid of the resident groundsman/park keeper/gardener who was a cheery face amongst such faded historical glory.

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Winter sunshine in Sydney Gardens

The incident l have referred to occurred about the time our ‘park keeper’ usually walks his dog before going home.

I am not saying things might have been different if he had been there – but l can’t help thinking about it. My sincere condolences to family and friends.

Sydney Gardens – all that is left of a Georgian Vauxhall or pleasure garden – is yet another historic Bath venue relying on HLF funding – if it’s granted – to restore something of its glorious past.