Found myself at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution yesterday to talk to the first group of people who had signed on for a Nelson Walk around the city – organised by The Nelson Society with help from BRLSI and Bath World Heritage Enhancement Fund.
Where better place to start than the phial of liquid – on display as part of the museum,’s Chosen exhibition – and which l had been honoured to guest curate. It’s alleged to have come from the brandy-filled barrel in which Lord Nelson’s body was brought home from Trafalgar and has been in the collection here since 1862.
This national hero paid many visits to Bath during his life and so did his wife, father and even his mistress!
The Guided Trail Exploring Admiral Lord Nelson’s Connection to Bath will be repeated on Saturday, May 11th, Saturday, June 8th and Saturday June 22nd.
Tours last an hour and you book through Bath Box Office.
Brian Hall – who lead the walk – told me later: