R-L: Brian Chalker, Steve Tomlin, Kevin Harris (MASCo), Lindsey Orr (MASCo), and Rae Harris of Walcot Arts Trail.
MASCo WALCOT host another party at the new Walcot Yard
Last weekend, 5th and 6th June, saw the Walcot Arts Trail in Bath, celebrating the 1,600th anniversary of Walcot’s independence from the Romans!
And on this auspicious occasion, how appropriate that Britain’s biggest reclamation and architectural salvage company, MASCo WALCOT, should take part.
The event opened with a reception hosted by MASCo WALCOT MD, Steve Tomlin, on Friday 4th June at Walcot Yard. Not quite the 500 guests who enjoyed our lavish launch on 7th May, but a well attended and inspiring event nonetheless with guest of honour, Brian Chalker (pictured above). The former Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council and Bath’s current Champion for Heritage and Historic Environment officially opened the festivities.
Re-discovering Bath’s heritage: a visual archive of Walcot
The exhibition on display at Walcot Yard, curated by Lindsey Orr and which ran throughout the weekend, included a visual collection of archival material relating to Bath’s artisan quarter. The displays showed how the area has evolved through its history and grown with the city, and it demonstrated the challenges that town planning presents for a World Heritage City.
A fascinating opportunity to bring locals and visitors to Bath closer to their historical environment, MASCo WALCOT would like to develop the material and support Bath in continuing to share its unique heritage and memories with larger and wider audiences.
If you’d like to share your memories with us… memorabilia; photographic material; memories of local buildings; favourite architectural features; or historic events, please contact us: email@example.com
Special thanks to: Rae Harris, Walcot Arts Trail; Colin Johnson, Bath Record Office; Stuart Burroughs, Museum of Bath at Work; and Andrew Swift, Akeman Press. Thanks also to Nick Cudworth who has loaned us two beautiful artworks from his gallery.