Just recently, Bathonians were invited to view outline proposals to convert the now redundant – but historic – National Mineral Water Hospital in Borough Walls into a luxury hotel.
Medical facilities have moved to a new purpose-built facility at the main Royal United Hospital site.
However, for those concerned that all the memories of its years of medical service will be swept away – all is not lost!
But this is where former patients and staff need to come forward to help.
Bath Newseum follower, Paul Thomas writes:
“The resurrection of the RNHRD Borough Walls is beginning.
In May of this year, a ‘virtual’ model of the hospital was created by David Canepa of Mesmerix – guided by the Matron Amanda Pacey. Now the building is to be ‘re-populated’.
The Steering group, set up to memorialise The Min, has acquired the services and skills of John Law, ARPS – formerly of Bath School of Art.
He has volunteered to undertake three days of filming on November 20th, 21st 22nd – 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Over the three days, he aims to make thirty or so 3-minute interviews. Once recorded, these will be inserted into the model, so that it will be able to speak for itself.
The Min History Project is eagerly looking for patients, volunteers, staff and members of the public to step up and tell their stories, share their comments, show off memorabilia about the Min.
Just send your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will get back to you.
Without your contribution, the Model will not come back to life.”