On Thursday, 17th December 2020, in a bid to catch up and celebrate the season together, Alan and Sally Howe (members of RCS Bath), both knowledgeable and charismatic residents of Bath’s city, led students from the University on a historical city tour.
An exciting, informative, and engaging event it lasted about 2 hours, and allowed us a direct connection with the shared histories and stories of the city of Bath helping us in our understanding the context, backstory, and cultural values of a town we would now call our home for the coming year(s).
From the Bath Spa train station, we headed off towards the Royal Hotel, Pulteney Bridge, the Empire Hotel (sighted from across the Avon river), and had a great deal of fun at the Beazer Garden maze. On Argyle Street, we saw the A. H. Hale Ltd, considered the last remaining pharmacies of the UK! We went on to Bath Markets featuring unique crafts, foods, and drinks and other historical sights covered included the Roman Baths, Royal Mineral Water Hospital, the medieval wall of the city of Bath, the New Theatre Royal, the Royal Crescent, the Alfred House amongst so many other remarkable sights!
The Walk left us in awe of an ancient and yet so beautiful city that withstood the test of time, war and is still standing. A healthy and a popular world tourist destination we were left very aware of how our history tells of stories past providing fuel for our future.
Written by Ogechukwu Ochomma, an RCS branch member studying at the University of Bath.