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Georgian Era Iron Horses: The Advent of the Steam Locomotive

Stephenson's Rocket 1829, the winner of the Rainhill Trials.

A look at the development of the British railway system…

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Happy Birthday Martin

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Martin Salter, the meeter and greeter at The Jane Austen Centre in Bath and officially recognised as ‘England’s Most Photographed Man’, celebrated his fiftieth birthday in style at the weekend.

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2013 Jane Austen Festival Photographs

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Official Festival photographer Owen Benson has now uploaded all the images he took of this year’s 2013 Jane Austen Festival for everyone to view. There are some stunning shots for you to enjoy.

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Shop ’til we drop! – walking tour – 10am

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(duration 2 hours) ‘…a multitude of splendid shops full of all that wealth and luxury can desire…’ Bath in the early 19th Century was, as now, splendid for shopping. Discover with Bath Parade Guides, while meandering through back streets and lanes where the best shops were in Jane Austen’s time. Tickets: £8 Meet: Outside Tourist […]

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Location, Location, Location! – walking tour – 10am

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(duration 2 hours) So important in the Bath novels. In Northanger Abbey, Isabella’s house in Edgar Buildings is in precisely the right spot, as is the Assembly Rooms for Catherine’s invitation into Bath society. In Persuasion, Mrs Smith’s lodgings in Westgate Street and Sir Walter Elliot’s house in Camden Crescent are exactly in context. Discover […]

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Carriage to Meryton – Lacock and the Cotswolds – minibus tour – 2pm

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(duration 3½ hours) A chance to stroll around three beautiful Cotswold villages near Bath, all of which are regularly used as film locations – Lacock (Pride and Prejudice, Emma  and  Harry Potter), Castle Combe (Dr Doolittle, Warhorse and Tess of the D’Ubervilles) and Corsham (The Remains of the Day and Lark Rise to Candleford). Tickets: […]

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Carriage to Meryton – Lacock and the Cotswolds – minibus tour – 2pm Tues

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(duration 3½ hours) A chance to stroll around three beautiful Cotswold villages near Bath, all of which are regularly used as film locations – Lacock (Pride and Prejudice, Emma  and  Harry Potter), Castle Combe (Dr Doolittle, Warhorse and Tess of the D’Ubervilles) and Corsham (The Remains of the Day and Lark Rise to Candleford). Tickets: […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly! – walking tour – 10am

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(duration 2 hours) Bath is widely acknowledged as a beautiful city but in Jane Austen’s time not everyone thought so! It was variously called ‘Satan’s Throne’, a ‘Modern Babylon’ and a place of ‘age, ugliness and idiocy.’ On this guided walk by Bath Parade Guides, we find out what was wonderful and what was awful! […]

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Carriage to Meryton – Lacock and the Cotswolds – minibus tour – 2pm

22 carriage to meryton

(duration 3½ hours) A chance to stroll around three beautiful Cotswold villages near Bath, all of which are regularly used as film locations – Lacock (Pride and Prejudice, Emma  and  Harry Potter), Castle Combe (Dr Doolittle, Warhorse and Tess of the D’Ubervilles) and Corsham (The Remains of the Day and Lark Rise to Candleford). Tickets: […]

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Sex and the City! – walking tour – 10am

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(duration 2 hours) Discover what visitors to Bath got up to in Jane Austen’s time! Intrigue, assignations and often debauchery were part of everyday life for many. This walk follows a route through the lower half of the city, where, in the 18th and 19th centuries, squalid streets contrasted with elegant parades. On this guided […]

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