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A Day trip to Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market, 7th December 2008

Traffic Jam on the way into Bath
Traffic Jam on the way into Bath


Bath has a horrendous traffic problem - even on the quietest day of the week, which is a Sunday. We chose to ride the bus ...

Do not dive into the river
Do not dive into the river

First Moving Pictures
First Moving Pictures


Caption reads:

To perpetuate the name and memory of John Arthus Roebuck Rudge who lived for many years in the adjoining house and after numerous experiments conducted in the basement was the first Englishman to produce moving pictures by means of photographs mounted on a revolving drum

And also of his friend William Friese-Greens who had his studio at No 9 The Corridor nearby, the inventor of commercial kinematography. Being the first man to apply celluloid ribbon for this purpose.

Kinematography can thus be attributed to the labors of these two citizens of Bath where this wonderful invention undoubtedly received its birth.

Overlooking the Gardens
Overlooking the Gardens

Gluhwein in Bath
Gluhwein in Bath


It seemed a little ironic to be drinking a hot alcholic beverage under the signs around Bath Abbey that ban alcoholic drinks, and I question the hypocracy of the rules!

First King
First King


Caption reads:

Edgar, First King of All England, was crowned by Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury in the Saxon Abbey on this site on Whitsunday A.D.973

Bath Market Hall
Bath Market Hall

Artisitic Names
Artisitic Names

Buying the Nuts
Buying the Nuts


Bath park and ride
Bath park and ride

Park and Ride
Park and Ride


With all of the central car parks full, the Park and Ride services were doing a roaring trade. "Just put up a sign and the British will queue" said Lisa - so I guess these pictures show you that the place was full of shoppers from elsewhere in this country rather than the tourists we see in summer.

Rugby at Bath
Rugby at Bath

Saxaphone player
Saxaphone player


Silly Moo in Bath
Silly Moo in Bath


A selection of stalls - see the gurning woman on "Silly Moo". I wouldn't choose to call her this, but I think she's brought it on herself!

A Bath Snack in a square
A Bath Snack in a square


Southgate centre under construction
Southgate centre under construction


Perhaps, by this time next year, we'll arrive at the new Bus Station and shop in the new shops ...

Bath to Melksham, Devizes and Easterton
Bath to Melksham, Devizes and Easterton


I suspect it's the 18:30 that's 25 minutes late ... but it could have been the 19:30 running 35 minutes early ;-)

Religious statues for sale in Bath
Religious statues for sale in Bath


Perhaps there's a message in the fact that the ONLY stall that wasn't busy was the one selling religious statues!

The bus has just dropped us off
The bus has just dropped us off


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