Well, loads of excitement for me yesterday helping to see into the Museum of Bath at Work – what remains of the 200 foot-long panorma of Bath the late Roger Hallett painted in the city – over 4 years – back in the 1980’s.
It was never publicly seen as completed work in Bath but went instead to London. Now what’s left of it WILL go on display locally within two years. See the story elsewhere on this page.
Meanwhile, Bath Newseum has been covering the dismantling and re-homing of artefacts making up the Bath Medical Museum – forced to move out of the old Mineral Water Hospital when the building was sold for hotel development.
Visiting my doctor’s surgery in Pulteney Street for a flu jab – and removal of stitches from my knee operation – l noticed this old medical museum friend on the first landing.
It’s a sedan chair with a bulbous front bit for gentlemen with gout and a banadaged foot!
Another item – the magnificent lobby clock – is now hanging at the Museum of Bath at Work. Though l hear it may have to come down a fraction as it requires a trip up a ladder to wind it!
I don’t see the round benches in Union Street proving very popular with shoppers as seating. Make a much better platform for Bath to have its own Speaker’s Corner if you ask me.
Bit of rewiring for new lights in the lamps outside the Guildhall underway by the look of things. They might get around to re-grouting the steps into this historic Georgian building at this rate!
The canopy B&NES thought out of place has been taken down from the front of The Ivy in Milsom Street.
Meanwhile, many of our Christmas lights have been going up! Must say they have been made to last. Trying to count the many years they have been used.
Sorry to end on a low note but this city has another challenge to face. How to hide these huge bins. Not the prettiest piece of street furniture on wheels are they?