It’s electrifying!

Never mind the ‘Beast from the East’ we had our own ‘monster’ to help chill us in Bath earlier this week.. On the 200th anniversary of its publication, we had gathered in Abbey Church Yard to honour the woman who gave us the nightmare that is Frankenstein. Yes, Mary Shelley wrote the dark gothic novel […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Sunshine and blue skies over Bath this morning as l chanced upon a few signs that – despite the warm weather – the mid-winter festival of Christmas will soon be upon us. The tree has gone up in Abbey Church Yard, and our annual Christmas Market continues in its construction. They have spread down Bath […]

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A Christmas Carousel.

So there l am, waiting to begin Mayor’s Guides duties, when l decide to ask B&NES workmen what they are doing digging a hole in the middle of Abbey Church Yard – and outside the entrance to the Roman Baths. One of the slabs they have taken up – to get at the earth – […]

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Come see the carousel.

Well, look what’s arrived outside the Bath Street side entrance to the Pump Room.   With the Christmas Market now ended – the beer shed that surprisingly – this year – replaced the traditional carousel has been cleared away. Now – in its place – is a children’s roundabout of sorts. Not exactly the galloping […]

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Picture this – Update!

First things first. Bless you Bath Rotary Club  – for you do wonderful things throughout the year for charity. Christmas always finds you in Abbey Church Yard encouraging those in a festive mood to spare a thought – and some cash – for others for whom December darkness can just add to their gloom. In […]

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Where has our carousel gone?

This isn’t good enough Bath Christmas Market. You certainly help empty festive shoppers’ purses into the city’s economy at this time of year  – and in a colourful and vibrant way – but it shouldn’t be at the expense of the kids. The carousel – those wonderfully carved traditional gallopers –  that was installed at the Roman […]

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Oh Christmas tree

Let’s talk Christmas trees and start by praising the Parks Department at B&NES for coming up with a really good specimen to erect and light in Abbey Church Yard. In a way, it stands defiantly outside Bath Abbey because the church isn’t known for having a Christmas tree inside. A little fir in the entrance […]

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