Round and round the Gardens.

The Mayor of Bath‘s Corps of Honorary Guides is a group of men and women who volunteer each day of the year – except Christmas Day – to give visitors to the city a two-hour tour of its main attractions. Starting this week the Corps is introducing a new weekly walk for summer 2013 which […]

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Making a ‘cheese’ of Bath stone

Every year the Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Corps of Guides organises a series of special Summer walks. One such temporary addition will take in Walcot and the Paragon and will be led by Mr Ken Jefferies – who trained me last year! John Cooper who is the Corps of Guide’s Membership Secretary – and who […]

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A show of civic pride!

A chance for Bath residents to bask in a little civic pride with an invitation from the Mayor of Bath to attend this year’s Mayor Making Ceremony at Bath Abbey. The information you need is given below. THE CHARTER TRUSTEES OF THE CITY OF BATH MAYOR MAKING & HONORARY FREEMAN CEREMONIES SATURDAY 1 JUNE 11.00 […]

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New chapter for old books.

A series of book recycling workshops is being held at Bath Central Library starting on Tuesday 28 May. These workshops are free but places are limited so book your tickets by coming into one of our libraries or e-mailing:Recycled_BookCompetition@bathnes.gov.uk. Tuesday 28 May: Upcycled Paper Cut-through Workshops; 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm (over-18s only) Wednesday 29 May: Recycled […]

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Roman history with a Victorian edge!

Visitors and residents can enjoy a previously unexplored element of the Roman Baths with a brand new interactive tour from Bath & North East Somerset Council. The tour features professional actor Ric Jerrom who “brings back to life” Major Charles Davis, the City Architect and Surveyor of Works, who originally discovered and uncovered the Roman Baths […]

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A pass for all seasons.

Now Bath and North East Somerset Council have introduced a charging policy for temporary exhibitions at the Victoria Art Gallery, it might be worth considering the £10 ‘season ticket’  that  is now available. It’s an annual pass which allows visitors to ‘come and go’ as often as they please, which is a boon for workers […]

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Ben, B&NES and Bath’s future.

It’s not easy embracing big ideas when the Authority to which you are elected is having to watch its spending but one of B&NES youngest and newest cabinet members isn’t going to let the lack of money in the council coffers affect his role in helping to shape the regions future. Ben Stevens is just […]

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Brothers in arms.

  Two young brothers from Bath have been crowned conquerors of the Roman Baths in Bath & North East Somerset Council’s “Being Roman” competition. Bryce and Rory Taylor, of Southstoke, proved themselves as worthy centurions amongst the legions of entries received through the Roman Baths Facebook page. Over 100 photographs were submitted by residents and visitors […]

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Daub and blood drips!

Good to see B&NES graffiti-busting squad swinging into action in Sydney Gardens today. All that fibre-tipped damage above the seating inside the replica Roman Temple has been washed away. It’s a thankless and relentless job to keep on top of the vandalism but necessary if tourists are not going to get the wrong impression about […]

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Half term Family fun.

  Children can channel their energies into a range of fun half-term holiday activities organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums. From Monday 27 to Friday 31 May in Bath, the Council-run attractions are hosting a number of craft sessions for the whole family to enjoy. There are chances to discover “animal magnetism” […]

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