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A short history of the Rec

Paul Jackson & Mark Wilson-Jones

Tue 31 October, 2023
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm GMT

£4.00 – £8.00
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Bath’s Recreation Ground lies in the heart of the city – and of the World Heritage Site.  In 1956, the Rec was bought by the Council for the people in Bath, but its ownership and purpose have changed since.  Bath Rugby leases about a third and wants more to build a new stadium, but others also use the Rec.  Why was it never built on, who owns it now and how did that come about?  What next?  Is the proposed stadium the best option?  This talk will provide a context that might answer some questions, but it might also pose more.

Join BRLSI for a talk attempting to answer the questions Bathonians want to hear.

Paul Jackson is a freelance financial journalist with an interest in Georgian history and convenes the Heritage talks at BRLSI.  He will be joined by Mark Wilson-Jones, an architect and architectural historian expert in the classical tradition, who taught at the University of Bath for over 20 years and is a past trustee of the Bath Preservation Trust.  Mark chairs the Traditional Architecture Group and directs his own architectural practice, Apollodorus Architecture.


Tue 31 October, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
£4.00 – £8.00
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