Thank you Mr B!

Bath Abbey has been presented with a cheque for £175,000 towards the Footprint project by well-known local philanthropist, Andrew Brownsword. The Abbey’s Rector, The Reverend Canon Guy Bridgewater, met with Mr and Mrs Brownsword and to receive the cheque which forms part of The Brownsword Charitable Foundation’s pledge of half a million pounds in match […]

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With a little help from our friends.

Just in case you hadn’t noticed already, Bath is a big player in the heritage business. With Roman remains and fine Georgian architecture it’s no surprise to realise just how much of the city’s economy is based on tourism. Under the umbrella of its coveted World Heritage status there are some multi-million pound projects underway […]

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Was this how Bath’s Norman Cathedral looked?

Could images discovered on medieval tiles, which have just been found under the floor of Bath Abbey, give a clue to how the West Front – of the huge Norman church that once stood on this spot – actually looked? The current building dates from the end of the 15th century and stands on part […]

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Raising a glass to Thomas.

Exactly what was quenching the thirst of the people of Bath in the summer of  1856.   Turns out beverages sold by Thomas Steele (1805-1859) – a chemist at 6 Milsom Street in the city were hitting the right spot 160 years ago. Flavours that included gooseberry and mulberry. This little snippet of social history […]

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Stones recording at Bath Abbey.

Thought that might make you take a look at this story – but this has nothing to do with a now rather-mature pop group! Bath Abbey is looking for volunteers – but you have to be able to get down on your knees. Nothing to do with ‘forced’ prayer here, but rather people who can […]

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