Bath’s Titanic survivor makes her mark.

Once a ‘Heritage Champion’ always a heritage champion it seems – even though ex councillor and mayor Bryan Chalker no longer holds the B&NES title. But in this case he’s happy to leave the welfare of the city’s Roman remains and Georgian architecture to others. He wants to speak up for Bath’s industrial past – […]

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Bath’s iron maiden is unveiled.

Residents of Bath’s newest residential quarter – the Crest Nicholson Riverside development – seem to have given a ‘thumbs up’ to their latest incomer. It’s the Maid of the Bridge – a 4 metre high contemporary sculpture – unveiled today – which is  literally made of unwanted parts of the recently-restored Victoria Bridge. On their […]

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Bath’s ‘display’ freebie.

Been out and about in this glorious autumnal sunshine today – Friday, October 19th – and have to say our riverside foliage looks a treat. Unlike our pending Christmas lights switch on – Nature provides a display for free. I notice – in Parade Gardens – they are digging out the ‘book’ framework that was […]

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New bridge route must not be a ‘rat-run’

Just taken my first cycle trip across Bath’s new Destructor Bridge – down at the Crest Nicholson Riverside development. It’s my understanding motorists had a taster last week-end when police asked for the route through from the Upper Bristol Road to the Lower to be opened to relieve congestion. It has been firmly closed again […]

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A bridge with history.

Four years ago contractors began dismantling the old Destructor Bridge across the River Avon. It would be making way for a new – coathanger-styled – connecting bridge to allow traffic in and out of the new Bath Riverside development being constructed by Crest Nicholson.   The old iron truss bridge dated back to the 1870’s […]

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Government cash for Bath Riverside

I should have waited. Forget the just-published story regarding government money for Bath Riverside’s continued development which came from the office of the West of England Mayor. Here’s a slightly clearer release from the press office of Bath and North Somerset District Council. “A major £12.5 million investment to unlock land and release the potential […]

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A new coat of paint for Samson.

Meet Samson. He’s an old steam crane that many of you are used to passing on your way to and from Crest Nicholson’s residential redevelopment of a former riverside industrial site in Bath. However this old relic is an important symbol of what went before on this land. It’s a product of the Stothert and […]

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Partial opening for new bridge.

Bath’s new Destructor Bridge – linking the Crest Nicholson residential development of Bath Riverside with the Upper Bristol Road – has now opened to cyclists and pedestrians. However, l have a feeling motorists are going to have to wait for some time before they can fully use this replacement crossing as the Western Riverside bank […]

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A (paint) brush with the past.

Seems the residents – down at Bath Riverside – are starting to take a keen interest in the re-painting job a bunch of dedicated volunteers are gradually carrying out upon an old Stothert and Pitt built steam crane ‘parked’ nearby. It stands proudly in front of the Crest Nicholson residential development on this old brown-field […]

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Destructor bridge gets kerb appeal

Kerbstones, lamp-posts and bus stops going in to line the new approach road currently being laid out to connect the newly-positioned, prefabricated Destructor Bridge with the Bath Riverside development alongside.   This new River Avon crossing will link the Crest Nicholson residential development on Bath’s old industrial lands with the Upper Bristol Road.   An […]

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