Taking a boat to work.

Just spent a very pleasant morning with a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers on the city end of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It’s an 87 mile long, late 18th century marvel – surveyed by engineer John Rennie – and built to move freight from one side of England to the other. The coming of the […]

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Trying something different.

Traders on the High Street are having a tough time – as we know. Elsewhere on Bath Newseum is a Bath BID story about some of its members are getting involved in a new ‘special offer’ scheme to tempt locals into their cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops. I thought l would go in search of […]

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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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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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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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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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Spot the difference?

Not sure if those clever people inside Bath’s Guildhall are playing a game of ‘spot the difference’ with their citizens, but l could have sworn there used to be more cycle hoops on this civicCount the hoops…. side of the High Street. Compare the old shot here. With today’s picture. Now they took the hoops […]

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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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Maid in Bath.

Later next month a new piece of artwork is set to be installed at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development and Bath Newseum has been lucky enough to see the start of its construction and talk to the artist involved.     The sculpture – Maid of the Bridge – has been designed by Larkhall-based artist […]

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What future for the​ meadows?

Whitehall cut-backs in local government funding – and the increased demands on social services from us all living longer – have left B&NES a bit short of cash. I suppose looking after needy kids and the old must take priority over the care of things like the city’s many parks so its no surprise the […]

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