2019 Bath Events

South West in Bloom Judging - 17.07.19


The South West in Bloom judging will take place on 17th July.  Judges on the day will be Richard Budge and Jim Collins.


Further information below:

 

http://bathinbloom.org/sponsors

 

http://www.southwestinbloom.org.uk/Main-Competition.aspx

International World Heritage Day - 18.04.19 


(Text courtesy of www.bathworldheritage.org.uk/events


Bath’s Amazing Architecture and Exceptional Engineering Celebrated on World Heritage Day.


Around 700 visitors enjoyed activities themed around Bath’s buildings and structures at Green Park Station on Thursday 18 April - International World Heritage Day.


The annual event has been held in Bath since 2009, at various venues in the city.  Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council in association with local heritage partners, the day promotes Bath’s UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’ status and enables people to explore and enjoy Bath’s heritage and history.


This year visitors had the opportunity to find out about Bath’s architecture from Roman times right through to the 21st century through talks, walks, displays, crafts and hands-on activities. 


They were joined by characters influential in shaping Bath – Georgian architect John Wood accompanied by one of his builders, and Major Charles Davis, Bath Corporation’s Surveyor and Architect from 1863 to 1902, who initiated the building of the Empire Hotel and the excavation of the Roman Baths. 


The Mayor’s Honorary Guides led guided tours for visitors to discover more about the history of the Green Park and Avon Street area and its residents.  Conservation specialists from Bath Preservation Trust took walking groups out along the riverside to look at recent and planned developments.


The subjects for the themed talks spanned 2000 years of Bath’s architectural and engineering past, from Roman innovations to 21st century trends. 


There was a unique opportunity to watch stone masons at work using traditional skills and techniques, as well as have a go at carving guided by expert masons and apprentices. 


There was plenty to see and do with themed displays and activities provided by Bath Preservation Trust, the Roman Baths, the National Trust, Nicholas Pearson Associates, BuroHappold Engineering, Bath Record Office, Historic England, Bath Abbey Footprint, the Archway project, the Victorian Spa Quarter team and the World Heritage Site Enhancement Fund.


Visitors of all ages enjoyed building arches, working an aqueduct, designing a temple, drawing houses for a giant map of Bath, exploring Prior Park’s lakes using Virtual Reality and Bath Abbey’s plans using Augmented Reality, solving engineering challenges with Plasticine and Lego, researching their homes and streets, replicating the repair of Bath Abbey’s stone floor with biscuits and icing and going round the site on a stamp trail.


The Victorian Grade II Listed Green Park Station was the perfect setting for a day celebrating Bath’s engineering and buildings through the ages.  World Heritage Day 2019, once again, proved to be a real attraction for local people and visitors to the city.

If you have any queries or wish to purchase a photograph, please contact me:

 

+44 7831237759

dcrh@supanet.com

 

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  • Sarah Mitchell (Wednesday, September 11 19 10:31 pm BST)

    Hi there is a wonderful picture you took of a dear friend of mine on his journey to the gdsf this year. It is in the western daily press dated 22/08/19 Carl Brown roading the Marshall to gdsf. I cannot locate this picture on any website to purchase and was hoping i could purchase through yourself many thanks Sarah

  • John Baines (Friday, April 05 19 03:45 pm BST)

    Have you any photogaphs of James & Crockerills yard in Durrington? Their MD Peter Barber owned the Burrell Scenic Road loco 'Prince of Wales@ and other engines including Burrell roller 'Daffodil'

  • Zoe Read (Saturday, March 02 19 07:08 pm GMT)

    I see you already have dates for this one but I wondered if you would consider adding Purbeck Rally to your event list?
    9th -11th August
    worgret road, wareham, dorset, BH20 6AB
    Raising funds for Forest Holme Hospice Charity & other local causes.

  • Andrew Gray (Wednesday, February 20 19 07:55 pm GMT)

    Is that Mr Dimmer and the train made at Durrington Sec Modern, I started there 1963 and left 1968. Mr Dimmer (Regg) was such a great teacher. Wonderful set of images to treasure. p.s we met today at the Boscombe Down Tornado fly past.

  • Jamie (Saturday, September 01 18 01:39 am BST)

    Hi!

    I am Jamie. One of the coalomen from last weeks steam fair. I know you mentioned taking lots of photos of us and it would be lovely to see them. Please get back to me when you can with prices ect i will most certainly purchase a few! In the meantime i will admire wgat you have on your page here already, hope you enjoyed the show! Speak soon

    Regards
    Jamie

  • Don Russell (Friday, August 17 18 08:51 am BST)

    Hullo, found your site when looking for GDSF info. I was wondering if you had any information regarding engines travelling to the GDSF. I read engines will be raising money for cancer on there journey but I cannot find any info regarding route and timings.Thanks

  • Brian Moore (Saturday, August 04 18 12:40 pm BST)

    Thanks David: Brian

  • Peter Freeman (Thursday, May 10 18 09:56 pm BST)

    Fantastic site, easy to read and great pics! Keep up the good work.

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