Biography in Cloth

In Milsom Place this morning for breakfast at Cote Brasserie and noticed banner flags fluttering outside an empty shop unit. Turns out l have stumbled upon one of the locations featuring exhibitions as part of this year’s Fringe Arts Bath festival which has just launched. As we walked in to ‘Biography in Cloth’ which features work […]

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Bridge lodges still at risk says councillor.

Following expensive repairs to one of the Cleveland Bridge lodges – and much traffic disruption while restoration work was carried out – local councillor Richard Samuel is asking for some extra protection for the historic structures which – he says – remain at high risk. Cllr Samuel – who represents Walcot ward – said the […]

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London Road latest.

The very latest on those expensive ‘designed-to-rust’ planters on the London Road. After all the fuss about a three-year-old audit – warning of sight issues for people coming out of side roads –  it seems another inspection confirms that all but one of the artist- embellished containers will have to move slightly. The ‘one’ singled out […]

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Blooming lovely – but no bridge?

Good to see a mass of bright red poppies and blue cornflowers blooming on part of the reshaped riverbank opposite the old converted warehouses lining this part of the Avon. These newly created walkways are a bonus part of a flood prevention scheme to increase the river’s capacity and prevent flooding of nearby properties. It’s […]

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That’s much better!

It’s good to report the telephone box at the bottom of Gravel Walk has been put back together again. I presume by BT? My thanks to Bary Gilbertson – the Chairman of the Circus Area Residents Association – for getting this noticed by the right people. Bath Newseum had reported on its poor and vandalised condition. […]

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Haircut 200

My thanks to Jenny Noad for these pictures – taken in The Circus yesterday. Jenny writes: “Interesting to see that beautiful, infamous Plane trees in the Circus are having their health check-up. Thankfully, they are thriving and well!  They are the biggest trees in Bath, are great for absorbing pollution from the City.  The tree […]

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Step in the right direction

Well, the good news coming out of the newly-restyled Saw Close is that those new and ‘dangerous’ steps now bear a white strip on the edge of each tread and even some railings to mark where they are – and for people to use! I recently sent an email to Mr Alan Hope – who […]

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Museum of Bath Architecture announces photo competition.

Architectural Photographer of the Year 2018 Architecture is all around us; virtually everywhere we go there is some kind of building, structure or space. Photography is now the most accessible format of recording our lives especially with the development of the smartphone. The Museum of Bath Architecture is exploring the intrinsic link between Architecture and Photography […]

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Now it begins.

  Posts are being installed outside the eastern end of Bath Abbey to support hoarding – that could be there for more than two years – as local builders Emery’s ‘officially’ start preparing for the stabilising and reconstruction work they will be carrying out in and around the historic building. Meanwhile, hassocks and seating fabric […]

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