A Very Mary Berry Christmas!

For those who don’t yet know Bath’s very own ‘Queen of Cakes’ Mary Berry will be doing the honours at this years switch-on of Bath’s Christmas Lights. It’s all happening at the town end of Milsom Street around 5.30 next Tuesday evening – November 12th. The official switching on ceremony gets underway at 6.15 before […]

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Please be seated.

Not really the sort of weather today for trying them out, but good to see some new benches  positioned against the railings outside the Guildhall this wet Wednesday morning. There are three in number and this appears to be their final resting place. Also, with a stroll through Abbey Green – originally the site of […]

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Bath and the King of Kings

Bath has been called home by many people over the centuries but one of its more recent residents had more than a ‘Mr’ to his title. Haile Selassie 1, King of Kings, Lion of Judah and Emperor of Ethiopia, spent his exile in Bath. Those four years – 1936 to 1940 – and his subsequent […]

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Corps – What a Year!

The Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides – which gives free tours around the World Heritage city on 364 days of the year – is celebrating a bumper season. The number of visitors and locals taken on daily tours of  its historic streets was 34,000 compared to 30,875 the year before. The annual general […]

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Aquae Sulis songsters

  The Roman Baths, run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, will welcome a choir of 150 school children on Friday 15 November, when it hosts the BBC’s Children in Need broadcast from the West. Pupils from four local primary schools – Oldfield Park, Southdown, Combe Down and Colerne – will take part in […]

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Book it!

Bath’s Central Library is holding two special Christmas craft days this year on December 7th and 14th. Anyone interested in selling their handmade goods is asked to make contact as soon as possible so they can book a stall. Just click on  librarycraftdays@bathnes.gov.uk for a booking form. You need to do this by November 14th. The […]

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Remembrance Day Parade.

Much of the city centre will be closed off for the morning’s Remembrance Day parade in which the Mayor – the 786th First Citizen of the city – will be taking part. It will start with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Royal Victoria Park at which the Mayor of Bath, Cllr […]

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‘Doing the Pools’

We are not talking here of that old weekly ritual of getting eight football draws in a pools-coupon line but instead paying Bath’s Cleveland Pools a visit during a special Open Day arranged for November 1st. The idea was – with half-term coming to an end – that it would make an original and low-cost […]

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Into the parlour

Just a quick reminder that this week is Heritage Open Week and the Mayor’s Parlour at the Guildhall on Bath’s High Street is open to the public between 11am and 4pm. There’s no charge and a chance for the children to have some dressing up fun. There are civic maces, mayoral robes, golden chains of […]

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Road tax for cyclists?

Good to know that work by Bath & North East Somerset Council on a new route to improve access from Bathampton and Batheaston to Bath city centre for walkers and people who ride bicycles has started. The route also provides an alternative to the busy London Road for cyclists travelling to and from that direction. […]

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