Council ‘chiefs’ to meet with Charlie

Looks like Charlie Dancey – the man who staged a very public protest by parking his Dutch barge on Pulteney Weir for 3 weeks – has made a breakthrough in his ‘fight’ to ‘save’ the old Newark Works. That’s the historic riverside home of  famous crane makers Stothert and Pitt Bath and somewhere Charlie wants given […]

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Latest development plans for riverside to go on show

Plans for the next stage of the redevelopment of the Western Riverside will go on show within the old Green Park Station on Friday, July 19th. Crest Nicholson Regeneration are inviting people to the Green Park Brasserie from 3pm-7pm to view the proposals for approximately 270 new homes, and representatives will be available to answer […]

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Ancient charter ‘on parade’

Joined the congregation at Bath Abbey today for the Founder’s Day service which is organised by King Edward’s School in the city to celebrate the end of the school year and the foundation of their ancient teaching establishment which was granted a Charter by Edward the Sixth in 1552. My thanks to Colin Johnston, who […]

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Lido campaign takes to the river

Took a cruise up the River Avon from Pulteney Weir to Bathampton Mill weir and back again today  to see and hear how one boating company is doing its bit to promote the restoration of Bath‘s – and the country’s – last remaining Georgian lido. The derelict remains of the open air pool at Bathwick […]

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A whale of a time at American Museum

    The Susan of Nantucket scrimshaw* is one of the Museum’s most fascinating objects.  The delicately carved sperm whale tooth has an image of the 19th century whaling ship, beneath which is the grisly inscription: Death to the living, long live the killers Success to sailor’s wives and greasy luck to whalers.  The object serves as a […]

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Nice Roman touch for Bath Rugby players!

Primary school children and Bath Rugby players are getting together to help the city raise awareness and  funds to acquire one of the largest hoards of Roman coins every found in the UK. Next Monday, July 15, more than 50 year 3 Moorlands Junior School pupils will play Roman games in the city centre alongside […]

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In love with Laura

The award-winning journalist who first championed the Laura Ashley look more than 40 years ago will officially open the first major retrospective celebration of the designer at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum. Felicity Green OBE, who as the Daily Mirror’s Fashion Editor as well as Associate Editor in 1970, described the Laura Ashley style […]

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Making life safer for cyclists & pedestrians

Measures to help free-up traffic flows and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists at Windsor Bridge junction will be carried out by Bath & North East Somerset Council from 8 July for up to 14 weeks. Pedestrians using Windsor Bridge Road and Brook Road currently have no crossing facility and must wait for a gap […]

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Say boo to books!

Libraries run by Bath & North East Somerset Council aim to help more children enjoy great books this summer by daring them to enter the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge. Youngsters can take part in spine-tingling reading activities at the Council’s libraries and collect pungent smelling stickers to fill a Creepy House poster. Children can […]

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Little ‘lost’ Lido

I want to write in support of a remarkable survivor – a Georgian gem in our midst that isn’t as obvious or impressive as a King’s Circus or Royal Crescent – but in some respects is even more important. Tucked away behind trees on the bank of the River Avon at the bottom of Hampton […]

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