Georgian Spring.

Good to see Spring finally putting in an appearance in front of the Georgian splendour of John Wood’s South Parade this morning. Plenty of pink blossom to cheer up everyone on this first day of the working week. Popped around the back of Marks and Spencer to take some images in the ‘pick-up’ car park […]

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How does your garden grow.

Have to say the weather is much improved today – Wednesday – and it was helping everyone see Bath in a new light! Kingsmead Square looking wonderful – this morning – with its central display of colourful fruit and veg. While there was a real misty wistfulness to the view from the gravel path leading […]

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A sign of the times.

The recently uncovered old ‘C&A’ stones discs that were positioned above the store when it traded in the High Street opposite the Guildhall, have now been removed as work speeds up to transform this retail unit into its latest regeneration as a T.K. Maxx store which is due to open early next month. I wonder […]

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Sydney Gardens – dumping grounds!

Here’s a picture showing you a pavement view of  Sydney Place leading up to Sydney Road and alongside Bath‘s Sydney Gardens. Just recently a lot of laurel bushes immediately behind the low stone wall separating park from pavement have been cut back. It has let more light in but also fully exposed the carpet of […]

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Cry me a river.

Lost in a mass of parked cars behind metal fencing on one side of the London Road is what survives of another Bath architect’s dream to create an exclusive Georgian square next to the River Avon. Grosvenor Place was built by John Eveleigh as the northern range of an enclosed space he was aiming to […]

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Reminder of a Queen Square chapel.

John Wood the Elder ensured that those who moved into his rather exclusive grand enclosure at Queen Square did not have far to go when it came to giving thanks for their own good fortunes! Two thousand pounds was spent in 1732-4 building the Chapel of St Mary in the Chapel Row corner. According to […]

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The museum in a Bath furniture shop!

It has to be the most unusual place to look back into Bath’s past but the city’s largest furniture shop in Walcot Street has found room amongst its beds, wardrobes and three-piece suites for a fine display of Roman artefacts. Pop into T.R.Hayes – at the London Street end  – and head for the coffee […]

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The man who put Orpheus together again!

The Virtual Museum is carrying several stores about Roman mosaics discovered around Bath.This is the second account of the fabulous Orpheus Pavement found at Newton St Loe in 1837 by Brunel’s railway navvies. Elsewhere the current Curator of Archaeology at Bristol Museums, Gail Boyle, recounts her memories of its ‘journeys’ since being excavated. Meanwhile this […]

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Puzzle in Parsonage Lane

There’s a real feeling today of Spring being held back by this cold and literally blasted weather. A real seasonal tension being played out here on the lawns of the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel. In Pulteney Street l saw a woman clutching a little pot of sunshine, between her hands,  to take home and brighten […]

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Abbey Green-er!

Out in a rather wet and cold Bath today but cheered by the new turf that has been laid underneath the still leafless tree in the middle of the little square that is Abbey Green.  It was originally the site of the monks’ bowling green and is one of the more secluded urban spaces in […]

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