2021 Spring and Summer Online Lectures and Shows

2021 Spring and Summer Online Lectures and Shows

We are running a series of lectures via Zoom in April, May and June and we hope, by offering these events online we can ensure members of the Friends are able to view the lectures and shows without having to visit the Museum and if you are remote from Bath you will still be able to join us.

A Short Season of Films: Oct. 2020–Half Term

The Elephant Never Forgets (1952) Monday October 24th 2p.m. and 3 p.m. Free admission with admission to the Museum.Hands up who thinks a film about the last days of Trams in London could be both poetic and elegiac? Me for one. This classic short film by John Krish makes you wonder why we ever got rid of them. Have your hankies handy. I Want to Go to School! (1959)  Tuesday October 27th 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free admission with admission to the Museum.Remember your school days? Still having your school days? Anyway if you want to see what a day...

Funding Award to Restore Historic Bath Crane

Funding Award to Restore Historic Bath Crane

What do the dockside in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Port of Antofagasta Chile and the dockside in Wellington, New Zealand, have in common? Answer: they all have restored Stothert and Pitt cranes, standing proud and tall there. The cranes were made in Bath on the Stothert and Pitt site along the Lower Bristol Road. Stothert and Pitt were the ‘Crane Makers to the World’. This is the title of a book written by Ken Andrews and Stuart Burroughs in 2004. In 1980, the then Director of the Science Museum, claimed that ‘the contribution by Stothert & Pitt as a supplier of...