Every year Bath celebrates its status as a World Heritage City and this year’s event coincided with the second Assembly of the Great Spa Towns of Europe. Bath is one of the 11 towns which share this World Heritage Site, a distinction awarded by UNESCO in July 2021 and which complements Bath’s first award in 1987. To mark the occasion an exhibition of local conservation and heritage projects was held, involving many “hands on” activities for younger and not-so-young members of the public. One of the speakers at the event was Anna Maria Boll from Bad Kissingen (one of the three German Great Spa Towns) who explained her town’s historical, architectural and even political significance. Bad Kissingen lies to the south of Brunswick, but would be well worth a visit.
In the meantime, members of BBTA and the Bath German Society will be exploring more of our heritage in a walk around Prior Park Garden; we hope to expand our ornithological and botanical vocabularies, and possibly even our waistlines.
Our March newsletter has now been published, and our next meeting will be on 23rd March, in the Guildhall. All members are welcome to attend.