A spot of bother.

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.

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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.

Dog show

Ralph had to climb on the roof to cut a ribbon and let off balloons. Needless to say, he got stuck.

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His appearance on Bath Newseum resulted in some new photographic evidence of that hilarious event.

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They are all very friendly really.

 

Some from Nick Steel – who is the Director of the Bath Comedy Festival – and an anonymous donor!

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Ralph on the roof.

Ralph said:

‘Someone forwarded me these pics of Lady Margaret’s chaotic dog show at Bailbrook Tin Church Fete plus balloon release. 

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What a place to cut a ribbon?  A pinnacle in Lady M’s career.

Loads of people have said things like ‘I didn’t know Lady M was a steeplejack’ so thanks for the coverage!

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Easy does it Lady Margaret.

My goodness, even as I was writing to you, these came in from Nick Steel (Director, Bath Comedy Festival).’

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What you could call The End?

Thanks Ralph