Let’s help put a smile on your faces this morning.
Former founder member and artistic director of Bath’s Natural Theatre Company, Ralph Oswick was featured in these columns recently while l was talking about the ‘tin tabernacle’ on Bailbrook Lane.
A corrugated iron former chapel that came flat-pack more than a century ago and has a national Grade 11 ‘listing’ – although it’s now sadly falling to pieces.
Its future is uncertain but Ralph reminded us of how – as his alter-ego Lady Margaret – he once opened a dog show and fete in the lane – organised by Graham Boys who lived in the former church.
Ralph had to climb on the roof to cut a ribbon and let off balloons. Needless to say, he got stuck.
His appearance on Bath Newseum resulted in some new photographic evidence of that hilarious event.
Some from Nick Steel – who is the Director of the Bath Comedy Festival – and an anonymous donor!
‘Someone forwarded me these pics of Lady Margaret’s chaotic dog show at Bailbrook Tin Church Fete plus balloon release.
Loads of people have said things like ‘I didn’t know Lady M was a steeplejack’ so thanks for the coverage!
My goodness, even as I was writing to you, these came in from Nick Steel (Director, Bath Comedy Festival).’