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Tales of the riverbank

There’s been much talk in Bath lately about bringing life back to the river bank. Well, on the bit of river where I live, one could safely say that all life is there already. And it’s not quite like the … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe Frolics

I’m off to the Edinburgh Festival this this week. My whole year’s theatre-going accomplished in four days!  With over 45,000 performances in 379 venues in the Fringe alone, the postman practically had to use a jemmy to get the programme … Continue reading

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Chip central

News of seagull attacks in George Street confirms my view that despite the sterling efforts of the powers that be, the critters are more prolific than ever. Anyone living within earshot of the strip of river between the station and … Continue reading

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Whingers

As President of Bath Whingeing Society it is my duty to bring you our Spring/Summer Update. And there certainly has been a great deal to whinge about of late. I mean, just don’t get me going on the subject of … Continue reading

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Party in the City

Congratulations Bath Festival (and a bit of the Fringe) for Party in the City. Pity you couldn’t fix the weather! Scarves in almost June? Ridiculous! We met up for a pre-party supper. What’s on tonight asked the lady opposite, waving the programme? … Continue reading

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Fringe picks

Once again it’s Fringe Festival time and as usual it is my pleasant duty to save you wading through the acres of printed programme by bringing you Ralph’s Pick of the Fringe.  With everything from Swallows and Amazons through an … Continue reading

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Bridges of sighs

The bridges of Bath play an incredibly important part in daily life but you only miss them when they are not there. A bit obvious, but, for example, it seems nobody in high places had even heard of Victoria Bridge … Continue reading

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Hat making

One of the features of this year’s White Wine Arts Trail, the bonkers bus outing which traditionally takes place on the opening weekend of Bath Comedy Festival, will be an Easter bonnet competition. When choosing the date for the event, … Continue reading

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Garbage and litter

No wonder some of the varied and interesting independent shops in Widcombe struggle from time to time. For despite the restoration of the rear of Bath Spa station with its smart new access, traditional canopy and handsome street lighting, and … Continue reading

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Wine trail

I’ve been investigating the disabled access on Boris’s new Routemaster.  Why? Because at last I have a date for my knee replacement operation. For months I’ve been struggling to get around and have become one of those people who let … Continue reading

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