City of Bath Heraldic Society 2008


30th AUGUST 2008

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 :

    1. 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.

    2. 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 Bath.

    • 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.

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Update: 22/08/2008