A ‘vision’ for Bath.

For the third time in recent years students from a renowned American university school of architecture  have come to Bath to learn their trade and come up with their own ideas for improving the fabric of our World Heritage city. They are graduate first year students from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, […]

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We shall remember them.

The 4th of August 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and – with that in mind – the Heritage Lottery Fund is giving details of how groups, communities and organisations can apply for funding to mark the Centenary. I quote from their website: ‘As we approach this […]

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At your convenience?

The closure of public toilets in Weston, Larkhall, Combe Down, Twerton and Peasedown St John are to be brought forward to this August, according to an announcement from Bath and North East Somerset Council. The news has sparked anger from Conservative councillors, who have accused the Liberal Democrat-run authority of going back on a promise […]

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Keynsham treasures see the light – briefly!

Next door to the Recycling Centre in Pixash Lane – where  the A4 through Saltford reaches its border with Keynsham – is an old printing factory which has been called into service to help B&NES out with a problem. It’s become the temporary  repository for the Roman and Mediaeval treasures that used to be stored […]

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Community Alphabet Unveiled!

  Students from Bath Spa University and The Museum of Bath at Work have worked with residents of Weston, in Bath to create a pictorial alphabet featuring all the locally distinctive features of their village, past and present. The alphabet of images includes historically important local figures, famous buildings and the ordinary,work-a-day features of this […]

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A flood of memories

Putting Bath‘s three thermal springs to one side, the main water feature in this city is the river that runs through it. Once the Avon played a pivotal role in supplying the energy required for local industry and  it also served as a waterway to transport materials and produce in and out of this bustling […]

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Reflecting on its future?

The image is of Britain’s first open-air lido and a Georgian one to boot! It’s Cleveland Pools – opened in Bath in 1815 – within a city famous for all its waters. Will this particular piece of living, crumbling history be saved for the future?  Or be lost to the past? The Virtual Museum hopes […]

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A lesson in local history.

    Hidden away inside an old school on Bath‘s Upper Bristol Road is a collection of fascinating artefacts that, hopefully, one day will form part of the permanent collection of a real Museum of Bath. It’s now known as the St Johns local history stores and sits at the junction where the main road […]

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Silver for Roman Baths!

The Roman Baths – which is managed by Bath & North East Somerset Council – has been crowned one of the country’s best Large Visitor Attractions in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Members of the Roman Baths team were officially presented with a Silver Award at the glittering awards ceremony held in Manchester last […]

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Fashion Museum’s tribute to Laura Ashley

The first major retrospective celebration of the designer Laura Ashley will be held at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum – with fans being asked to share their memories of the much-loved fashion label. The Fashion Museum will showcase over 70 Laura Ashley dresses in a special summer exhibition on display from 13 […]

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