BATH HERALDRY DAY
A Special Event to Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of
the City of Bath Heraldic Society 1948-2008
All events at or starting from
Manvers Street Baptist Church, close
to Bath Spa station
The programme for the day
will be as follows :
10.30 – 11.00 am : Assemble for
tea/coffee and biscuits at Manvers Street Baptist Church, where
the Society holds its regular meetings. We will be using a
downstairs room with wheelchair access.
11.00 – 1.00 pm : Choice of tours :
Heraldic Tour of the City,
including a visit to the Mayor’s Parlour in the Guildhall to
view the City’s Grant of Arms and some of its Charters.
Heraldic Tour of Bath Abbey and
Vaults Museum, which will include a viewing of the Revd.
Everhard Rowe’s book illustrating the heraldry on some of the
monuments and memorials in the Abbey.
1.00 pm : Lunch. Those attending
should make their own arrangements.
Manvers Street Baptist Church
does offer hot meals in its Open House Restaurant, or members may
eat their own lunch in the Hall (coffee, tea or squash will be
available), or enjoy
Bath’s plethora of restaurants.
2.30 pm: Two
interesting talks which will complement the morning’s activities.
Michael Messer, a Bath resident and
long time Society Member, will talk on the arms of the City of
Stephen Slater (author of The
Complete Book of Heraldry) will talk on the Heraldry of the
High Vault of Bath Abbey.
4.00pm : Tea and Depart.
There will be an exhibition of the
work of the City of Bath Heraldic Society on display in the Hall
and a Diamond Jubilee edition of the Society’s magazine Tabard will
be on sale.
The cost of the day will be £10 and
places will be limited so please book early.