Let a blacksmith be your guide.

OK, so Bath’s famous for Roman remains and Georgian architecture but this Saturday you get a chance to explore another part of the city’s heritage – its magnificent historic ironwork.


Niki Jewett emailed me to remind everyone that – ahead of the Festival of Ironwork in June – organisers have laid on a short guided walk this Saturday – May 19th –  to “explore the hidden history behind the fascinating ironwork all around us which ordinarily we hardly notice.”P1170414

It will be led by Alex Coode and Stacey Hibberd – who are both blacksmiths – and members of the Heritage Blacksmith Partnership.


There’s a note – giving full details – on the website of the Museum of Bath Architecture – http://museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk/event/heritage-ironwork-walk/

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Modified lantern in Bath Abbey

The web page says:

“From the resplendent to the quirky, from candle snuffs and winches to exquisite chandeliers and ornate canopies, come along and find out what makes this precious aspect of our heritage unique.”



Meet – at 12 noon – outside the entrance to the Empire Hotel building (under the ironwork canopy). Alex & Stacey will be carrying BathIRON placards.

Tickets:    £5 in advance or on the day