Former Chairman of Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Joe Blake

Former Chairman of Bath Industrial Heritage Trust Joe Blake

We are sad to report that Cdr Joe R Blake MBE, RN died on 28th July 2018. He was 99 years of age. Joe was Chairman of the Bath Industrial Heritage Trust from 1990 until 2000. He joined at a time when the Museum was going through a particularly difficult period and guided the Trust in bringing ‘the ship to an even keel’. The second, you might say, as Joe had previously managed the SS Great Britain on its return to Bristol in 1970. He will be sadly missed and all at the Museum send condolences to his family. More...

The Museum of Bath at Work’s Coffee Morning

The Museum of Bath at Work’s Coffee Morning

Saturday 24 August, 11.00am-12.30pm Quiet reading or working over a cup of coffee, informal meetings, business deals and social networking – all took place in Coffee Houses 250 years ago.  Coffee Houses are very much part of Bath’s working history from the 18th century onwards, and we all do exactly the same activities today in the city’s many coffee shops. Quiet reading or working over a cup of coffee, informal meetings, business deals and social networking – all took place in Coffee Houses 250 years ago.  Coffee Houses are very much part of Bath’s working history from the 18th century...

The Museum of Bath at Work invites you to ‘Have a Go’!

The Museum of Bath at Work invites you to ‘Have a Go’!

Saturday 24th August 2019 11.00 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Practical demonstration of metal working in the reconstructed workshops of J B Bowler’s business and have a go yourself! Novices welcome of any age and perfectly safe. Experienced engineer Geoff Wallis will demonstrate and allow you to work with original 19th century tools and equipment using traditional skills. Pre-booking is essential for one of the three workshops and if you are interested contact the Museum mobaw@hotmail.com or 01225 318348. £20.00 per session per person to include admission to Museum.

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