Now and then – GWR style

I have just discovered where the old signal box was positioned at Bath Spa railway station. It’s thanks to a … More

Bath, April 26th.

Bath doesn’t rate very well in the litter stakes with our streets way down the list for cleanliness – often … More

Brunel’s footbridge still due to be restored.

Brunel’s cast iron footbridge over the main line to London – cutting through Bath’s Sydney Gardens – is now open … More

More room at Bath Spa station when the power lines go through.

Network Rail say they intend keeping  Bath Spa station open next April – even though this historic stopping point on the … More

Bath Spa station closure expected during April, 2017

I am hearing the next period of major rail disruption for Bath is currently expected to come during April next … More

Box, Bath and Brunel.

At 5.41 am on Tuesday, September the First – a train left Bath Spa for Chippenham. Not only was it … More

Box Tunnel rail work on schedule!

Rail travellers through Bath are having to get used to new connecting arrangements while the direct rail line to London … More

More platform space at Bath Spa Station.

It’s fair to say Bath’s two rather narrow railway station platforms – serving trains to and from the capital –  can … More

First ‘green’ Western

‘We’re about to put Brunel back into his railway’ said the man from First Great Western when we started chatting … More

New roads lead to Radstock

Work to upgrade Radstock’s inner road network will start soon following the approval by Bath & North East Somerset Council … More

Lights and locomotives in Sydney Gardens

The Virtual Museum of Bath hears Sydney Gardens might be getting public lighting at last. Looks like they will be … More

Wave goodbye to the trains

Brunel laid out the section of his Great Western Railway which passed through Bath’s Sydney Gardens like a stage with … More

Damage in Sydney Gardens

It’s good to know Bath has a reputation for talented artists and great to visit local exhibitions to view their … More

Orpheus – the full story!

Elsewhere within the Virtual Museum is a lengthy piece about Keynsham and its Roman past. I mentioned a wonderful mosaic … More