How Bath gave shelter to ‘The King of Kings’

Bath’s five-star Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel –  behind Sydney Gardens – is a building with a long and colourful history. Famous people as diverse as Winston Churchill and Joan Collins have slept under its roof. At different times – and periods of history – of course! Churchill came during the war when the hotel was […]

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Odd Down mystery

Let’s see if anyone in the Bath area can help a Virtual Museum regular from further afield with some more information on two items he has in his possession with a real Odd Down connection. Gary Whitley made contact with me by email and has enclosed two pictures of the two embellished and framed certificates he wants […]

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Larkhall Carnival memories

The recent annual Larkhall Festival has brought back memories for one former resident.. The Virtual Museum was contacted by Mr Eddy Priest who lived in Larkhall from 1949 to 1970. He told me : “I remember the festivals we had there in the 50’s and 60’s – including the 1964 Carnival in which my wife […]

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The Larkhall pub that vanished?

The annual Larkhall Festival came and went last week-end. Yours Truly enjoyed his two minutes in the spotlight cutting the ribbon outside the New Oriel Hall to officially open the seventh annual community event. A lot of hard work by a group of volunteers – supported by local businesses – ensures that the talent living […]

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Keeping a ‘Watchdog’ eye on things!

It’s not often – metaphorically speaking – that my jaw hits the table but a coffee-fuelled chat with a man who runs a detailed and impressive website for an organisation well-known for keeping an eye on building development in Bath, found  me wide-mouthed with wonder. Jim Warren is the man. He is website author for […]

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