river avon

Commute by water?

How about commuting by water bus? River Avon pleasure boat businesses are being asked if they would consider running a passenger service from Bath’s Parade Gardens. Bath & North East Somerset Council is making initial inquiries about the idea as a ‘toe-in-the- water’ to see if any boating business would want to tender for the […]

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Hey Bath! – love you.

Winter Solstice – December 21st – seems a good place to reflect on what is past and what is to come. Bath Newseum has never set out to rival the local newspapers – and ad mags – but to offer a take on what affects us all, living in and around a heritage city steeped […]

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Thanks for believing in us.

A big ‘thank you’ this afternoon – to all those people who supported the campaign to save Bath’s open air Georgian lido – from the Chair of the Cleveland Pools trustees, Paul Simons. We wouldn’t be here today – with a 4.7 million pound Heritage Lottery Fund grant ‘Christmas present’ – without it, he said. […]

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It’s lift-off for the lido!

It just gets better and better. Hot on the heels of news that Bath’s Sydney Gardens has secured HLF funding, comes another rescue announcement. The Cleveland Pools Trust has also secured a multi-million pound National Lottery grant to bring this unique facility on the bank of the River Avon back into use. It’s the oldest […]

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New homes – and a new way into the Lido?

Until recently, the north east end of this terrace in Hampton Row –  the derelict bit nearest the railway line – was on the notorious list of the ‘Top Ten Eyesores in Bath’. These former homes have been empty since the early 70’s when the local authority announced they would be demolished to allow a […]

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‘Lifeline’ for Cleveland Pools?

Seems all is not lost when it comes to the restoration of Bath’s historic Cleveland Pools – following a meeting of trustees with representatives from the Heritage Lottery Fund who had officially turned down a Stage 2 bid to secure their final grant of 4.1 million to help restore this former Georgian lido beside the […]

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The turning of our year.

There are a few people who will not be following me through into 2018. My sisters and l have lost our mother – and l have also said goodbye to several dear friends – in a tumultuous year which has now ended. As l write this it is pouring with rain and it seems appropriate […]

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It’s our heritage!

  Local people and visitors are invited to explore Bath and North East Somerset’s fantastic heritage as venues across the area open their doors for Heritage Open Days (Thursday 7 September to Sunday 10 September 2017). The nationwide celebration of history, architecture and culture is a chance to see hidden places and try out new […]

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In the swim for Cleveland Pools

Bath’s historic Cleveland Pools have held their first swimming event – at Bath Leisure Centre! That’s where around 650 of Bath’s young swimming fraternity from 8 different swim schools and clubs turned out  for a Sponsored Swim which raised nearly £7,000 for the two hundred year old open air former Georgian lido beside the River […]

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History markers

Where would much-enjoyed amenities like the Kennet and Avon Canal be without its army of volunteers. People who keep this restored and much appreciated relic from the country’s industrial past up and running as a leisure facility. The canal is in the care of the Canal and River Trust and your Director caught up with some […]

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