Bath is not exactly running a surplus on public sculpture.
The statue of Queen Victoria at the Victoria Art Gallery.
Apart from Queen Victoria – sitting half way up an art gallery wall – and poor Rebecca getting no more than a dribble from her well – the majority of stone figures surround the Great Bath – the centrepiece of the city’s Roman remains.
The Rebecca Fountain.
Emperors and Governors at the Roman Bath.
However, the wonderful world of commerce is fighting back.
Never mind promoting water, this little fellow welcomes you at the doorway to ‘great food’ – and not far away, a Regency period dressed little lady looks good enough to eat.
On guard in the name of ‘great food’ eh?
This new kid on the block is promoting the chocolates you can buy inside the shop she welcomes you into, but l wouldn’t suggest trying to bite her.
A statue that looks good enough to eat!
Tempting though she looks, with her Jane Austen styled appearance, she is NOT made of the edible stuff.
The village of Corston is celebrating the centenary of its village hall this week-end with a special exhibition featuring the community’s history.
Lots to see displayed within the one-hundred year old hall and also floral displays to enjoy at All Saints Church which will also be holding a Celebration Church service tomorrow morning.
The exhibition in the hall will be open from 10 am to 4pm each day. My thanks to Martin Salter for sending the Virtual Museum a poster promoting the event.
Martin is well known to Bathonians and its thousands of tourists as the Regency gentleman on duty on the steps of the Jane Austen Centre on Gay Street. He gives everyone a cheery welcome.
Martin’s great grandfather Mr Joe Davey and – l have to presume – his wife!
Martin tells me his great grandfather, Mr Joe Davey, was chairman of the Corston Men’s Club and also a church warden at All Saints.