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The Festival starts with a splash!

Wow, what a start. Despite a bit of rain the promenaders turned out in their finery to celebrate the start of the Jane Austen Festival. Click here to go to the full story from the Bath Chronicle. (more…)
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England’s Most Photographed Man

Martin SalterWell he’s finally been recognised for what he undoubtedly is, ‘England’s Most Photographed Man’. How great that Martin Salter the cheery Meeter/Greeter at the Centre is rightly lauded for his work. Anyone else wouldn’t get anything like the attention that Martin generates by his unique personality. We are rightly proud of his achievement. Read the news item in the Bath Chronicle. (more…)
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Guinness World Record

It’s official! The world record for the  largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costumes was achieved by 409 participants, for the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, UK, on 19 September 2009 The previous world record stood at 200 people and on a beautiful sunny day in September last year, 409 of us got together in Bath Assembly Rooms and broke the world record.   Our photo shows a small section of the assembled promenaders in the ballroom at the Assembly Rooms.  The event also raised money for the charity Breakthrough Breastcancer which benefited from the ticket sales. A very big thank-you to everyone who took part and helped to break the record and Welcome to the very select club of Guinness World RecordsTM holders Enjoyed this article? Visit our giftshop and escape to the world of Jane Austen for costume, patterns and more. (more…)