We may have been few in numbers, but it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits. We couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant summer’s evening. The heat had gone out of the day, and there was a slight breeze – oh and did I mention that Jess kindly brought some cans of liquid refreshment for those who decided to partake!
We met by the weir and walked along Great Pulteney St, while listening to our guide, Alan, pointing out various buildings of interest. Plaques provided a clue as to where we needed to pause. Famous residents included, Lady Jane Hamilton, William Wilberforce and William Pitt, to name but a few. 2 or 3 of the members who were walking had also lived along the street, though not to such acclaim, though Lindsay I’m sure would beg to differ!
We admired the architecture, wondered at the very tall lamp posts and extra snippets of gossip were added by our very own experts – Elaine and June. We debated the back of the Holburne Museum – a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, before heading back to the start through Henrietta Gardens.
We’d like to thank Alan for giving up his evening to show us some of the sites and share the history of our amazing city, and also thank Terry for volunteering, but then bowing out at the last minute when it was realised that due to low numbers we only needed one guide.
I can really recommend the Mayor’s Guides. They are incredibly informative and good humoured through out. Thank you.