In a previous blog I described a walk down Walcot Street, now known as Bath’s Artisan Quarter. Sadly, I have to report that on a New Year’s Day walk along the same street, we went further on past St Swithin’s along the London Road. We were heading for the Holburne Msueum (closed as a Bank… Read More Open for business
There are about 217 members of the Society of Authors in Bath and District area and we hope that this new group will attract a good number of them. The group has been set up by local members with the support of the Society. Bath SoA Group Inaugural Meeting – 21 September 2018 Location: Royal… Read More New Society of Authors group starts in Bath
A few things have changed down Walcot Street in Bath since Jane Austen went shopping for decorative fruit and flowers in June 1799. She was looking for a present for her sister Cassandra – fashionable items (and expensive so it seemed) to decorate her bonnets. A plum or greengage would cost three shillings; cherries and… Read More Down Walcot Way
What have you been doing to cheer yourself up this wintry season?
Yes, E- Day approaches. Extraction Day. It’s probably over thirty years since I had a tooth out, and that was to make room for other teeth in an over-crowded area, so taking out a rotten tooth counts as a new experience. No-one enjoys having a tooth out, but I do remember that it was done… Read More Open wide, please
It’s a grey day in Bath. Overcast sky with a threat of rain and the bath stone buildings are looking a little glum – less butterscotch, more beige. But that doesn’t stop the visitors. The city is packed full of shoppers, tourists and summer language school students crowding the pavements and overflowing the coffee shops.… Read More Two chimney sweeps and a pineapple entrepreneur