Well, this year’s Christmas Market is getting underway in Bath and with an extension – for the first time – into Milsom Street.
There’s no denying this annual festive event is a big financial draw – even if some locals wait to do their Christmas shopping after the whole extravaganza has shut up shop.
Milsom Street is a bit of an experiment. B&NES will be watching with interest to see how well this temporary pedestrianisation works as they – l think – will be targeting this street for a possibly permanent traffic closure at some point in the future.
However, l am not sure every rate-paying business in the road is going to welcome ‘disappearing’ behind the sheds for so long.
Retail – and this is a high-end street – relies on shop windows to draw in customers and that is just what is hidden now as far as trade on the right hand side – going down the road – is concerned.
Meanwhile, Bath Newseum can solve one little mystery. What is the strange device going outside the Gap store?