Unbuilt Bath: Missed Opportunities in the Twentieth Century

Unbuilt Bath: Missed Opportunities in the Twentieth Century

In this lecture Dr Cathryn Spence will consider the various schemes put forward to improve the city during the twentieth century, including Sir Patrick Abercrombie’s 1945 A Plan for Bath and Colin Buchanan’s 1960s controversial road tunnel. Her discussion will highlight that opposition to modernism in the Preserve Bath Movement which led, inexorably, to the worst excesses of The Sack of Bath. Cathryn will argue that the abandonment of such pioneering schemes resulted in the dysfunctional Bath ...

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