Newsletter Notes No.
Chairman's Notes – Newsletter Notes Spring
The Society’s AGM is to be held at the Royal
Crescent Hotel at 6.30 pm on Sunday 30th April,
and is as usual open to all residents of the
Crescent, whether members or not. This is your
chance to raise any matter concerning the
Crescent with which you feel the Society should
be involved. Better still, come and join the
Society, enjoy its social functions, and have a
say in preserving and enhancing the local
The Society’s recent EGM, kindly hosted by
the Royal Crescent Hotel, gave final approval to
the new arrangements for funding maintenance of
the Lawn and Ha-ha. The Society’s solicitor is
currently preparing the deeds for each house,
which will ensure a sound permanent basis for
future collection of contributions. We shall
then have achieved what John Wood would have
organised in the 18th century if he had been as
good an administrator as he was an architect!
Invoices to freeholders for the current year’s
contribution, set by them at £200 at their
meeting in November, will be sent out shortly.
You will be able to read elsewhere in this
Newsletter about the progress made towards the
start of work on the Railings and Ha-ha.
With the AGM looming, the need for a
secretary gets ever more pressing. If you know
of anyone who might fill the bill, please urge
them to step forward, even if only on a
Stephen Little Chairman, Royal Crescent
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The date of the Royal
Crescent Society's AGM will be 30th April, 2006
at The Royal Crescent Hotel at 6.30pm.
Crescent Lawn Company
Click here to read the
latest update on the works schedule, the plans
for the wall and ditch and the question of the
thanks to that great read from "By the Waters of
Sul" by Edward Goring, here are some fascinating
insights to Bath life in the 70s:
Read about the lady who
defied all by painting her door yellow
Read about the night
number 10 raved, rocked and rolled, was
raided by the police and about the
man who made it all happen, Charles Fabian Ware
Read about the Major who
gave us Number 1
Read about when the hotel was known locally as
Also read about the new publishing deal for
our famous writer
Remember, all contributions, letters,
photographs etc. are welcome, plus your thoughts on
such issues as:
Should the Festival opening night have been moved?
(See below for a link to a new article by Mike
What would you like to see happen to the old
garage on Julian Road?
Should we reintroduce the "Best Kept Courtyard"
In what pattern would you like the lawn to be
don't all mobile phones work in Crescent
Given the railings were originally painted
green, should they remain black?
Non Members Area
Royal Crescent Society:
about the Society's achievements; victory over
the Topless Talking Buses (from a full copy of
the Society's transport report of 1985, through
to the final victory in 1999), rooftop aerials,
civic-wide resident groups, parking
charges, relaying the pavement.
Picture Gallery and References:
about a brand new book by past resident, the
Society's founding Chairman and "Bath Chronicle"
columnist, Edward Goring. It covers Bath in the
70s , its characters, royalty, battles with the
planners during those dark years of the "sacking
of Bath". It is a fun and insightful read and
Crescent History has been significantly
developed with much new material. Read yet
another fascinating extract from Edward Goring's
book on the bidding for a whole house on the
Crescent , which started at £40,000!
Mike Daw's personal views on the departure this
year of the Bath Festival opening night from the
Crescent and its recent history.
Royal Crescent is now one of the images of
Britain that greets all passengers at Heathrow.
about what to see in and around Bath in 2006
with links to
individual web sites for more information
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Your Editorial Team
Martyn and Annie
28A Royal Crescent, BA1
Tel: 01225 427509