Tuesday 5th May 2020

Ever since the Romans came to Aquae Sulis and built their famous baths around the only hot spring in the British Isles, Bath has been a mecca for visitors over the last two thousand years. The Romans built a beautiful walled with the local honey-coloured limestone and created a settlement for recreation and recuperation, which is still visible today. Also in the 18C Bath with the same stone it became the second social city to London and all the crescents and terraces for which it is now famous were built for the Beau Monde. Today it is visited for its unique architecture and fine Roman remains as well as its shops and restaurants that make it the only World Heritage City in England.

Jane Tapley

Currently Special Events Organiser, Theatre Royal Bath. Interviews visiting actors, writers, directors. Lectures regularly to theatre going societies, NT and history and fine arts groups. West Country Tourist Board Registered Blue Badge Guide and Lecturer. Author and researcher of theatre programme notes on Hamlet, Sheridan’s The Rivals and Jane Austen’s Emma. Theatrical landlady! Home Economist. Consultant to various TV productions of Jane Austen adaptations on food in the 18th and 19th centuries. Hosts and cooks period meals in her Regency house in Bath for the Jane Austen Festival and other literary groups.