The pipe factory under a Bath playground.

  Here’s another story from the past.  Today’s Look Back surrounds the redevelopment of the Saw Close -back in 2015 … More

Let’s have trees in the Saw Close.

“Synthetic box balls in sombre grey coffin-like pots.’ That’s how one Bath Newseum regular describes the planting at Bath’s re-modelled … More

Urban spaces

I spend a lot of time in Bath’s urban spaces and – unfortunately – am often critical of their upkeep … More

Spot the difference?

Not sure if those clever people inside Bath’s Guildhall are playing a game of ‘spot the difference’ with their citizens, … More

This summer’s ‘selfie’ spot.

Whatever you think of Bath’s annual Christmas Market the one thing l always look forward to is the Abbey Hotel’s … More

Shame about the Saw Close.

Am l alone in being very disappointed by the recently ‘re-imagined’ Saw Close – an historic open space which lies … More

Step in the right direction

Well, the good news coming out of the newly-restyled Saw Close is that those new and ‘dangerous’ steps now bear … More

Watch your step!

Bath’s Saw Close has a long and not always noble history. It was where timber was sawn up for our … More

New role for the Saw Close.

Newly erected cycle parking and wooden benches is a very obvious clue to the way B&NES views the new-look Saw … More

Oh what a Circus!

The things you see when out on your weekly Mayor’s guiding duties. I am a member of the Mayor of  … More

Saw Close style.

You can’t see much of Bath’s iconic Empire Hotel (1899-1901 at the moment because the side facing Orange Grove is … More

Saw Close squeeze on traffic.

As part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to remove obstacles for walking and cycling and reduce the … More

Saw Close site ready for building to start!

Today the Virtual Museum of Bath was invited into the major building site on the Saw Close where Monday week … More

A little piece of the Palace sees the light.

A little piece of Bath’s theatrical history has come back into the light. From the darkness of a Victorian vaulted … More

That’s the Saw Close demolition – now let’s build!

Demolition work on Bath’s Saw Close building site is coming to an end with the actual start of constructing a … More

Line of Bath’s Roman wall confirmed.

As a member of the Mayor of Bath’s Guild of Honorary Guides, l have been telling groups of tourists for … More

Bath’s Palace Theatre takes its final bow.

The next major stage in the re-development of the old Palace Theatre site in Bath’s historic Saw Close got underway … More

Goodbye to the old Saw Close garage.

The Virtual Museum was on hand this morning (Monday, January 18th, 2016) to witness the start of the demolition of … More