Sunshine, and a blue sky lift.

Found myself pedalling hard up Widcombe Hill this morning on my way to meet a local historian called Alistair at the historic Church of St Thomas a Becket alongside the wonderful Georgian Widcombe Manor. Squeaking brakes on the way down persuaded me to take my electrically-assisted machine back to its point of purchase – across […]

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Taking a jab at our memorial jib.

Sad to hear the old steam-driven crane – down at the Crest Riverside development – has attracted the attention of vandals. It was installed there as a memorial to Stothert and Pitt – the Bath engineering company which employed hundreds of local people over many years. Recently, ex-Councillor, Mayor and former Council Heritage Champion, Bryan […]

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Museum’s royal birthday party.

HRH Duke of Gloucester will mark the beginning of the 40th birthday celebrations of the Museum of Bath at Work on Wednesday 26th September. The Duke of Gloucester has been invited to return to the Museum which he officially opened in September 1978. The Museum of Bath at Work which began with display of workshops […]

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Putting some tick back into the Horstmann clock.

A unique clock designed and made in Bath by Gustav Horstmann is to be restored to full working order. Specialist clock restorers Clockworks of London have agreed to help the Museum of Bath at Work put some tick back into the tock. – that’s if £4,000 can be raised to do the job. Three wall […]

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Bath presence on the Thames.

Cranes made by Stothert and Pitt of Bath turn up in places all around the globe. Bath Newseum follower, Neil Garrett chanced upon a pair in London a few years ago. “I now live in Pimlico and my home overlooks the iconic Battersea Power Station.  In 2014 I took the picture of the cranes which […]

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Doors open again at the Newark Works

Some good news at last for one of Bath’s most sensitive derelict sites. The old Newark Works – historic home to crane makers Stothert and Pitt for many years – may soon have a new occupier. The defence firm BMT wants to bring its Bath workforce together at one location and has reached an outline […]

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